Category: Advocacy

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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Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee Opposes Ban on Aerial Herbicide Spraying for Forestry, then Opposes Establishing a Maine Citizen Forest Advisory Board

otes cast today by members of the Maine Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (ACF) revealed the tentacles of corporate capture in Maine policymaking. Disregarding the mountain of science about the environmental and human health effects of glyphosate and other herbicides commonly used in plantation forestry operations, a majority of the committee

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Take Action on Pesticides

This year we are marking the 50th anniversary of the first meeting of MOFGA. MOFGA has been engaged in legislative actions from its inception and pesticides action has been at the core of that work. This year we have an opportunity to make significant changes to pesticides policy in the state and we need your

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Fall 2003 Maine BPC Report

BPC Rejects Dow Application At its June 13 meeting, the Board of Pesticides Control (BPC) rejected the application of Dow AgroSciences to market clopyralid (Stinger) in Maine with a special label that would require a waiver of liability for damage to cranberries. The herbicide was in the news last year because it persists in compost

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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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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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