Author: <span>Gary Fisher</span>

LEGISLATIVE CALL TO ACTION

  Visit Our Website News & Legislation   September 15, 2021   LEGISLATIVE CALL TO ACTION: YOUR VOICE MATTERS TO GOVERNOR MILLS! WE NEED YOUR VOICE TO DEFEAT THIS BILL!   Call the Governor to VETO today: LD Bill #151: An Act to Protect Farm Workers by Allowing Them to Organize for the Purpose of […]


Make your voice heard

Maine’s Agricultural Voices Need to be Heard Participate in a Maine Economic Recovery Input Session DECD Commissioner Heather Johnson, Carlos Mello from the Finance Authority of Maine, DECD staff, and region-specific organizations are hosting eight virtual input sessions to receive feedback directly from business owners, nonprofit executives, and community leaders. Input sessions are an opportunity for you to tell us […]


Legislative Call

  LEGISLATIVE CALL TO ACTION: Don’t Forget to Contact the Governor! WE NEED YOUR VOICE TO DEFEAT THIS BILL!   Call the Governor to VETO today: LD Bill #151: An Act to Protect Farm Workers by Allowing Them to Organize for the Purpose of Collective Bargaining.   If the governor takes no action, it becomes […]


Pesticide board update

Maine Board of Pesticides Control Meeting Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 08/26/2021 10:29 AM EDT View as a webpage  /  Share Board of Pesticides Control Board of Pesticides Control Meeting August 27, 2021 Original Agenda Agenda and Associated Documents The BPC meeting will be held via Microsoft Teams and […]


New Pesticide board updates

2021/2022 Changes to Maine Pesticide Laws Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 08/13/2021 11:10 AM EDT View as a webpage  /  Share Board of Pesticides Control 2021/2022 Changes to Maine Pesticide Laws  The Board of Pesticides Control (BPC) wants you to be in the know. A number of pesticide bills heard during the last session of […]


PESTCIDE NEWS

2021/2022 Changes to Maine Pesticide Laws Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 08/04/2021 01:48 PM EDT View as a webpage  /  Share Board of Pesticides Control 2021/2022 Changes to Maine Pesticide Laws  The Board of Pesticides Control (BPC) wants you to be in the know. A number of pesticide bills heard during the last session of […]


Help protect AG overtime exemption

  On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 5:57 PM Maine Farm Bureau <julie@mainefarmbureau.com> wrote:   URGENT LEGISLATIVE NOTICE     !ACTION ALERT!   LD 1022 will REMOVE Maine Agriculture’s EXEMPTION FROM OVERTIME PAY and MINIMUM WAGE     WEDNESDAY, MAY 26th at 12:00 NOON REGISTER HERE (you must register in advance to be sent the […]


EPA Extends respiratory protection flex abilities for agricultural pesticide handlers

View as a webpage  /  Share Board of Pesticides Control EPA Extends Respiratory Protection Flexabilities for Agricultural Pesticide Handlers During COVID-19 In June 2020, EPA issued temporary guidance regarding respiratory protection requirements for agricultural pesticide handlers that offers flexibility during the COVID-19 public health emergency.   Due to the continued concerns regarding personal protective equipment shortages in the […]


Pesticide points, opportunities

Register for Spring Structural Recertification Meetings View as a webpage  /  Share Board of Pesticides Control Structural Pest Management Recertification Meetings The following programs are being offered through a combined effort of UMaine Cooperative Extension and the Board of Pesticides Control. Each of the following programs are worth two pesticide recertification credits. Pre-registration and participation in […]


INFRASTRUCTURE SURVEY NEEDED

  The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; Marine Resources; and Economic and Community Development has put together a survey that will help identify the best way to support your industry should state or federal funding become available. Please take a moment to follow the link below for more information regarding the survey and […]