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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 […]


Help with online business promotion

Need Help Navigating Technology? Attend a Training, Presentations or Begin Online Sales Course Today! Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 04/15/2020 08:14 AM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Online Selling Courses and Workshops Available This Week! ZOOM Discussion: Seeding Sales Planning — Wed. 4/15/2020 […]


Me. Dept. of Labor Guidance % COVID 19

DOL Agricultural Housing Guidance and US DOL Labor Law Webinar during COVID-19 Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 04/09/2020 01:00 PM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Farm Labor Link Network Maine Dept. of Labor Issues Guidance for Agricultural Employers with Housing for Addressing […]


PesticideTraining on line

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Certification Training Opportunities for earning your pesticide recertification credits online While all in person training sessions have been cancelled for the immediate future, we do have many approved options for earning your pesticide recertification credits online.  We have also added a few new resources […]


Covid 19 & UME

  UMaine Extension: Connecting with Maine Communities During COVID-19   Orono, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension created a user-friendly web-page featuring links to recently completed resources related to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.   UMaine Extension: Connecting with Maine Communities During COVID-19 lists a relevant collection of diverse Extension resources, […]


Invasive Species week

10 Ways to Observe National Invasive Species Awareness Week and Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species in Maine Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 02/19/2020 08:38 AM EST Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. 10 Ways to Observe National Invasive Species Awareness Week and Prevent […]


Ag Development Grants

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 11, 2020 Media contact: Jim Britt, jim.britt@maine.gov Commissioner Amanda Beal opens the application period for 2020 Agricultural Development Grants AUGUSTA –Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) Commissioner, Amanda Beal, today announced the department’s release of the 2020 Agricultural Development Grants […]


Legislative alert-not too important to trees

  Legislative Action Alert!   An Act Prohibiting Certain Confinement of Egg-laying Hens and the Sale of Their Eggs   This bill provides that, after December 31, 2024:   1. Farm owners and operators in the State must keep their egg-laying hens in cage free housing systems; and   2. Business owners and operators may […]