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Category: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

Agriculture committee passes Jackson bill to construct forestry building in Fort Kent

Posted: April 19, 2019

AUGUSTA — The Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Committee voted 6-3 on Tuesday to pass a bill sponsored by Senate President Troy Jackson,...

Vitelli local food law takes effect

Posted: December 21, 2018

A new law written by Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, which promotes the purchasing of local foods by Maine institutions, took effect last week....

Jackson and County lawmakers to hold public forum on possible Sinclair ATV trail

Posted: August 15, 2018

AUGUSTA — Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash, Rep. Danny Martin, D-Sinclair, and Rep. John Martin, D-Eagle Lake, will hold an...

Senate votes to enact Vitelli local foods bill

Posted: June 21, 2018

AUGUSTA — On Wednesday, the Maine Senate voted 22-11 to enact a bill from Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, which promotes the purchasing of local...

Senate overrides LePage veto of Jackson’s rural economic task force bill

Posted: April 18, 2018

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate voted to override Gov. LePage’s veto of legislation from Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson, of Allagash, to...

Senate overwhelmingly approves Jackson rural economic task force bill

Posted: March 20, 2018

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill by Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson, of Allagash, to establish a rural economic task...

Vitelli’s bill to support local foods passes committee

Posted: February 13, 2018

AUGUSTA — The Legislature’s Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry committee unanimously recommended the passage of LD 1584 on Tuesday. The bill,...

Sen. Dill re-appointed to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

Posted: December 27, 2016

AUGUSTA — Sen. Jim Dill, D-Old Town, has been appointed by the Senate President to the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture,...

Sen. Dill appointed to state’s biomass commission

Posted: June 30, 2016

Sen. Jim Dill of Old Town will serve on the Commission to Study the Economic, Environmental and Energy Benefits of the Maine Biomass Industry....

BILL TO EXPAND MAINE FARMS AND LOCAL FOODS MOVES FORWARD

Posted: May 12, 2015

AUGUSTA –A measure to expand the use of fresh Maine foods into new markets like school food service programs moves out of committee with a divided...