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Category: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

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...

SENATOR JOHNSON’S BILL TO INCREASE LOCAL FOOD USE RECEIVES UNANIMOUS COMMITTEE SUPPORT

Posted: February 21, 2014

Bill will help schools, others use Maine produced food  AUGUSTA— The Legislature’s Agriculture Committee voted unanimously in favor of a bill to...

SENATOR JOHNSON’S BILL TO INCREASE LOCAL FOOD IN SCHOOLS AND GROW AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY HEARD

Posted: January 22, 2014

AUGUSTA – Democratic Senator Chris Johnson of Somerville introduced his bill to get more healthy, Maine produced food to our state’s...

JOHNSON BILL TO INCREASE LOCAL FOOD IN SCHOOLS AMONG ENVIRONMENTAL PRIORITIES

Posted: January 17, 2014

AUGUSTA – The Environmental Priorities Coalition announced on Thursday that increasing the use of Maine-produced food in schools is on their list...

VITELLI TO SERVE ON WORKFORCE COMMITTEE

Posted: September 13, 2013

Will chair Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Committee AUGUSTA – Senator Eloise Vitelli of Arrowsic has been named by Senate President...

SENATE PASSES BILL TO LABEL GMO FOODS

Posted: June 12, 2013

Both Bodies Support “Produced with Genetic Engineering” sticker AUGUSTA— Today, in a bipartisan vote of 31-4, the Senate voted to require...

COMMITTEE ENDORSES BILL TO LABEL GMO FOODS

Posted: May 17, 2013

COMMITTEE ENDORSES BILL TO LABEL GMO FOODS Majority Support “Produced with Genetic Engineering” sticker  AUGUSTA— Yesterday, a majority of the...

MEASURE TO INCREASE LOCAL FOOD USE RECEIVES PUBLIC HEARING

Posted: May 06, 2013

MEASURE TO INCREASE LOCAL FOOD USE RECEIVES PUBLIC HEARING Bill will help schools, others use Maine produced food   AUGUSTA— Senator Chris...

SENATOR GERZOFSKY: NEW LAW WILL HELP IMPROVE THE PROTECTION OF PETS LEFT IN VEHICLES

Posted: June 27, 2011

AUGUSTA – Working in conjunction with the Maine Friends of Animals (MFOA) organization, Senator Stan Gerzofsky (D-Cumberland County) sponsored...

SENATOR SULLIVAN QUESTIONS REASONING FOR DEFEAT OF BILL TO SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS AND PROMOTE FRESH PRODUCE

Posted: June 01, 2011

AUGUSTA – As the Maine Legislature works its way to the end of the legislative session, debate around a bill to encourage the use of electronic...