MOFGA Policy Bulletin

MOFGA’s Public Policy Platform

We’re excited to share our new public policy platform, which prioritizes six policy areas: Climate & Energy Farm Viability Human Health & Environment Organic Integrity Organic Research & Education; and Social Justice & Equity. We’re developing legislative campaigns around specific bills focusing on: healthy soils and farmland protection; farm markets; per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on

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Maine Healthy Soils Program Update

Take action to encourage your legislators to support this legislation. LD 437 – An Act To Establish the Maine Healthy Soils ProgramSponsored by Senator Stacy BrennerSummary: This is MOFGA’s top legislative priority and we’re working closely with Maine Farmland Trust and the Maine Chapter of the Sierra Club to advance this important bill. Maintaining soil organic

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Aerial Spraying Update

Maine’s Environmental Priorities Coalition (EPC) announced its common agenda for climate and environment legislation. Senate President Troy Jackson is leading the charge on one of the EPC’s priority bills: “LD 125: An Act To Prohibit the Aerial Spraying of Glyphosate and Other Synthetic Herbicides for the Purpose of Silviculture.” Glyphosate is linked to serious health

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Legislature Embraces Maine Healthy Soils Program

Signals Commitment to Agricultural Resilience in the Struggle Against Climate Change Maine State House — Yesterday, Maine’s House of Representatives followed the lead of the Senate, voting unanimously to support LD 437 – An Act To Establish the Maine Healthy Soils Program. Broad bipartisan support for healthy soils indicates an increasing awareness of the critical

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