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Category: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

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...

BILL TO EXPAND MAINE FARMS AND LOCAL FOODS INTRODUCED

Posted: May 07, 2015

AUGUSTA –A measure to expand the use of fresh Maine foods into new markets like school food service programs received support in the state’s...

IDLE FARMLANDS WOULD GET BOOST FROM PROPOSED MEASURE

Posted: April 14, 2015

Program would incentivize farmers restore farmland to working agricultural land AUGUSTA - A measure to strengthen and grow Maine’s farming...

MEASURE BOOSTING INVESTMENT IN MAINE’S FARMS AND FISHERIES TAKEN UP BY AG PANEL

Posted: February 26, 2015

AUGUSTA – A measure aimed at helping Maine’s farms and fisheries expand their marketing efforts held a public hearing today in the...

MAINE SENATE RECONVENES FOR 51 LEPAGE NOMINATIONS

Posted: September 23, 2014

Public hearings to start this week AUGUSTA--The Maine Senate will reconvene on Tuesday, September 30 at 10:00 a.m. to vote on Governor Paul...