Meet the Candidates for Governor on August 28, 2018

Ladies and Gentlemen of AgCom: The AGCOM Gubernatorial Forum is happening!  Click this link to download the PDF. Please encourage your members to attend, as this is a great way for them to understand each candidate’s positions on topics relevant to them, including their families and their businesses. We look forward to seeing you there! […]

Emerald Ashborer information session

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. For Immediate Release August 15, 2018 Contact: John Bott, (207) 287-3156, Emerald Ash Borer Public Information Session Public invited to emerald ash borer information session on August 23rd in Frenchville, ME. FRENCHVILLE – Officials from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s (DACF) […]

Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert: 8/6/2018

This announcement is also posted with color pictures on the Highmoor Farm Spotted Wing Drosophila web blog at, where you can subscribe to updates. Please keep us abreast of any email address changes. Thank you.   Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert:  8/6/2018   David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; […]

Don’t forget July 22, open farm day

Maine Open Farm Day is July 22! Choose your own adventure, explore participating Maine farms AUGUSTA – Nearly 100 Maine farms invite the public to their farms for a free event Sunday, July 22. The 29th annual Open Farm Day is an informative ‘choose your own adventure’ experience to learn about Maine agriculture and farm […]

Emergency order on movement of Ash

Emergency Order to Stop Movement of Ash Imminent Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 07/12/2018 01:19 PM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Emergency Order to Stop Movement of Ash Imminent – State Still Requesting Feedback AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation […]

Hemlock Wooly Adelgid

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid A little insect that means big trouble for hemlock trees. What is woolly adelgid? Hemlock woolly adelgids (Adelges tsugae Annad) are tiny insects, less than 1/16inch (1.5 mm) long, and typically a dark reddish brown or purplish black. They feed at the bases of hemlock needles, where the needles attach to the […]

Maine Ag trade shows registration now open

Registration for the 2019 Agricultural Trades Show is now open! Exhibitor Registration – Exhibition space is available for this popular event. Those who sell goods to agricultural based-businesses, and those who provide goods and services to agriculture are invited to register for a booth space. Meeting Space Registration – Meeting space is available at the Ag Trades […]

Commercial agriculture tax exemption cards

Hello Farmers! Many of you contacted our office because you have not yet received your Commercial Agriculture Sales Tax Exemption card. I am glad you reached out to let me know this was an issue for so many of you. I have been in touch with the Maine Revenue Service and have been assured that they […]

Forest & Shade Tree conditions report july

Insect & Disease Conditions Update June 26, 2018 A printer-friendly version of this report will be available on-line from the Conditions Report Index soon. Emerald Ash Borer in Maine Caterpillars Cause Concern Diseases and Injuries This is a busy season for our division. Detection of emerald ash borer in the Madawaska/Frenchville area of Aroostook County and recent retirements will present short-term […]

Farm bill progress

**BREAKING NEWS***  The Farm Bill just passed the House, leaving only the Senate to act on its version of this critical piece of legislation. The Senate version of the Farm Bill is likely to come up on the Senate floor next week and your help is urgently needed to make sure it gets enough votes […]