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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, […]


Agriculture Grants

Agricultural Development Grants Announced Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 04/12/2018 10:55 AM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. For Immediate Release April 12, 2018 Contact: Jessica Nixon, (207) 287-3494                John Bott, (207) 287-3156 Agricultural Development Grants […]


MAINE DEPT. OF AG, TOOLS FOR YOUR FARM TOOL BOX

April Newsletter from the Ag Resources Team: what tools are in your toolbox? Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 04/06/2018 03:29 PM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. April: It’s here. Are you ready? Getting Ready, Stay Ready: Tools in the toolbox get real. […]


Agricultural Labor Field Day 2018 – Invitation to Agricultural Employers

AGRICULTURAL LABOR FIELD DAY 2018 THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 – 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM KVCC’S ALFOND RECREATIONAL CENTER, HINCKLEY CAMPUS, HINCKLEY, MAINE   Register now to exhibit at the Agricultural Labor Field Day 2018! Complete this registration form and return it along with a description of each position available by April 12, 2018 to: […]


Agricultural Labor Field Day

STATE OF MAINE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION & FORESTRY AGRICULTURAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 28 STATE HOUSE STATION AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0028 You are invited to the Agricultural Labor Field Day, Thursday, May 3rd, 2018, from 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM at KVCC’s Alfond Recreational Center located on the Hinckley Campus. This event is a collaboration between the […]


National Christmas Tree news

March 2018 – The Latest News and Information from the National Christmas Tree Association Congress Passes Massive Omnibus Spending Bill By Craig Regelbrugge Congress hastily passed a $1.3 trillion mandatory spending bill with hours to spare early Friday morning, March 23, moving the omnibus spending bill through the House and Senate in a little over […]


2018 Specialty Block Grant Requests

2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Request For Applications Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 03/28/2018 07:40 AM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Specialty Crop Producers 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Request For Applications The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) has […]


Need Pesticide points?

Pesticide Recertification Credit Opportunities Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 03/21/2018 02:02 PM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Bookmark and Share Certification Training Need Pesticide Credits? Upcoming opportunities include: •Preseason Tree Fruit Meeting •2018 Wild Blueberry Spring Meetings •2018 Wild Blueberry Field Days […]


Maine food and vegetable school canceled

Certification Training Maine Vegetable and Fruit Schools – Cancelled The 2018 Maine Vegetable & Fruit Schools originally scheduled for March 13 in Portland and March 14 in Bangor have been cancelled due to the impending winter storm and will not be rescheduled. Registration payments will be fully refunded. For more information visit the UMaine Extension […]