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Vote YES on 1 to Support High-Speed Internet Access for Maine Farm Businesses and Families

June 25, 2020 – VOTE YES on 1. Take action now to strengthen the economy, create jobs and build access to high-speed internet in rural Maine. Question 1 on the July 14 statewide ballot gives voters a chance to support a $15 million bond to invest in high-speed internet infrastructure that will be matched by $30 million in private, federal and local support – tripling the impact of this smart investment.


USDA Misses Origin of Livestock Deadline

June 25, 2020

In the fiscal year 2020 appropriations bill, the USDA was given 180 days to implement the Origin of Livestock Rule. This deadline passed without the National Organic Program finalizing this important rule, which will help to level the playing field for organic dairy producers. MOFGA has advocated for this change and along with several coalition partners signed on to a letter urging action now. We'll continue to monitor this situation closely and to work to ensure this rule is fully implemented.