Legislative alert

Maine Farm Bureau Legislative Action Alert! ATTEND THE HEARING, CALL STATE REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATORS! Please call the legislators on the ACF Committee and your state representative and senator TODAY and tell them: Save the Maine Meat and Poultry Inspection Program. There MUST be a fix or the USDA will shut down the program. Maintain Maine’s […]

Spotted wing drosophila alert 10-2017

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: OCTOBER 10, 2017 David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; […]

Latest News from the National Christmas Tree Association

Silent Night Evergreens Named NCTA’s 2017 Grand Champion Christmas Tree Grower – A Balsam Fir Christmas Tree grown by David and Jim Chapman of Silent Night Evergreens, located in Endeavor, Wisconsin, was awarded the 2017 Grand Champion at the National Christmas Tree Association’s (NCTA) 2017 National Christmas Tree Contest. As growers of the Grand Champion […]

Brown Tail Moth Survey

Browntail Moth Flight Have you seen fat, fuzzy white moths around your lights over the past three weeks? If so they may be Browntail Moths (they have brown bodies). The Maine Forest Service, Maine Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Conservation, would like your help in tracking the moth flight. Please go to to fill out a […]