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Maine.gov alerts

REMINDER: Tools for Emergency Preparedness and Severe Summer Weather Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 08/04/2020 01:51 PM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Tropical storm Isaias is expected to spread across New England tonight. Damaging, heavy winds and rains are expected. The storm […]


Time to update your real Maine info to new website

Update Your Real Maine Listings for the New Website! Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 08/03/2020 11:24 AM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Real Maine Membership Update Your Real Maine Listings for the New Website! The new Real Maine website is now live […]


UNSOLICITED SEEDS IN MAIL FROM CHINA

Update: Bureau of Agriculture issues update regarding packages of unsolicited seeds from China Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 07/30/2020 01:54 PM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Apologies if you already received this news, we experienced a distribution error.  For Immediate ReleaseJuly 30, 2020 […]


Seeds from China

Good morning everyone, yesterday we received some seeds from China, they were marked jewelry. At the same time we saw a post from the Dept of Ag stating that if you do receive such a package, call the Maine Dept of Ag ASAP.  I did this and was rerouted to dept of Ag in Hermon, […]


Video/virtual tours help

FAQs and DIY tips for live streaming events, and virtual tours… Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Going Virtual Can Expand Your Customer Base Download File: Virtual Events and Tours FAQs.pdf New resource available! Designed to answer farmer questions about using digital media to promote agriculture and sell more Maine products […]


Assistance with harvest labor needs

Public and Private Collaboration Assists with Maine Harvest Season Labor Needs Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Farm Labor Link Network Public and Private Collaboration Assists with Maine Harvest Season Labor Needs AUGUSTA – This month the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) and the Maine Department of […]


COVID 19 & AG

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Date: June 23, 2020 From: Nancy McBrady, Director, Bureau of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources To: Maine agricultural employers and workers Subject: Maine COVID-19 Interim Guidance for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers, their Employers, and Housing Providers The DACF and DHHS, and the Maine Mobile […]


Tele-conference Covid-19

  Public Teleconference on Impact of COVID-19 on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers   Toolkit for Stakeholders   The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement is holding a public teleconference of the Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers (ACBFR) to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on beginning farmers and ranchers.   […]


Mandated Paraquat Training

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. BPC News EPA Mandated Paraquat Training for Certified Applicators As of Fall 2019, new EPA regulations for paraquat went into effect.  The new regulations state that: Only licensed applicators can mix, load, or apply paraquat Applicators must receive EPA training before using Applicators must follow additional […]


On Ramp to Online Sales

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. FSMA News The On-Ramp to Online Sales—getting ready to open your online store. Thursday, April 23, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time Join Linzy Witherspoon of Farmhand Automation, the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry, and MOFGA for a session on The On-Ramp […]