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Emergency Order Restricting Movement of Ash Products & Firewood

Emergency Order Issued: Restricting the Movement of Certain Ash (Fraxinus spp) Products and Any Untreated Firewood from Emerald Ash Borer Infested Towns in Maine Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 08/10/2018 12:23 PM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. EMERGENCY ORDER ISSUED – Restricting […]


Public’s Help Needed to Find Asian Longhorned Beetles

August Is Tree Check Month: Public’s Help Needed to Find the Asian Longhorned Beetle Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 08/06/2018 09:57 AM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. The following news item is being sent to DACF subscribers as a courtesy. August Is […]


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, john.c.bott@maine.gov 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 https://extension.umaine.edu/highmoor/blog/tag/spotted-wing-drosophila/, 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; […]


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 […]


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 […]


Farm Bill notes

Information provided by Congresswoman Pingree’s office. THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS THE BILL MOVES FORWARD! For more information, contact Emily Horton (207) 774-5019 Emily.Horton@mail.house.gov Local and Regional Food Systems & Rural Development Read more here Glad to see: Increase in mandatory funding for Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentives Program: provides $275 million over 5 years, […]