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Category: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

Committee approves Sen. Daughtry bill to provide transparency about pesticides used at schools

Posted: May 12, 2021

AUGUSTA — On Tuesday, the Legislature’s Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry voted in favor of a bill from Sen. Mattie Daughtry,...

Sen. Claxton introduces bill to help protect prime agricultural lands

Posted: April 05, 2021

AUGUSTA – On Thursday, Sen. Ned Claxton, D-Auburn, introduced a bill that would help ensure that prime agricultural lands are not used for siting...

Sen. Daughtry introduces bill to provide transparency about pesticides used at schools

Posted: March 25, 2021

AUGUSTA — On Thursday, Sen. Mattie Daughtry, D-Brunswick, introduced a bill to improve transparency about what pesticides are being used on school...

Sen. Brenner bill to support healthy soil in Maine wins bipartisan committee support

Posted: March 16, 2021

AUGUSTA — On Tuesday, a bill from Sen. Stacy Brenner, D-Scarborough, to help support healthy soil management practices across the state was...

Sen. Dill introduces legislation to make Maine’s online burn permit system free to use

Posted: February 26, 2021

AUGUSTA – On Thursday, Sen. Jim Dill, D-Old Town, introduced legislation to make Maine’s online burn permit system free to use. LD 268, “An...

Sen. Breen testifies in favor of bold action to address the browntail moth infestation

Posted: April 24, 2019

AUGUSTA— Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, testified before the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee yesterday in favor of two bills to...

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...