Public Policy Blog
Stay up to date with MOFGA's policy work.
MOFGA’s policy blog provides updates on various issues and policy initiatives that we’re tackling at local, state, national and, occasionally, international levels.
PFAS in Maine- What We Know Now
The chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been widely used since the 1950s in products ranging from food packaging to fire fighting foam. PFAS have recently been recognized as contaminants in agriculture and are believed to largely be entering soil through the application of biosolids, industrial sludges and ashes, which may contain
Maine Supports Right to Food Amendment
MOFGA expressed great enthusiasm for passage of Question 3, which amends Maine’s constitution to ensure that citizens have the right to grow, raise, harvest and produce food, as long as they don’t commit trespassing, theft, poaching, or abuses to private land, public land, or natural resources. This is the first-in-the-nation right to food amendment enshrined
2021 Maine Referendums
MOFGA endorses Question 1 and Question 3 on the ballot of this year’s election (Tuesday, November 2, 2021). Question 1 would prohibit construction of high-impact electric transmission lines in the Upper Kennebec Region, including the New England Clean Energy Connect (commonly referred to as the CMP Corridor), and require a two-thirds vote in the Maine
Maine Farmers Support Build Back Better Act
Call For Climate-Friendly Infrastructure Investments In Our Food System September 27, 2021 Today farmers from across Maine expressed strong support for provisions in the Build Back Better Act, currently under consideration in Congress. Calling for big and bold infrastructure investments in climate-smart food and agriculture systems, 235 farmers signed a letter to Senator Collins, Senator
Climate Change in Maine
The Problem, the Response and What All of Us Can Do September 2020 Climate Change in Maine – View or download our 4-page resource guide Researchers continue to amass a tidal wave of scientific evidence showing the inextricable links between industrial activities and chaotic weather patterns. It’s getting harder to deny that planet Earth is warming