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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 […]


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 […]