Action Alert: Support LD 691, An Act to Support Farms and Address Food Insecurity

Action Alert: Support LD 691, An Act to Support Farms and Address Food Insecurity

May 24, 2021


Henry Trotter

LD 691 Supports Farms and Addresses Food Insecurity

Representative Bill Pluecker’s bill, LD 691 – An Act to Support Farms and Address Food Insecurity, would establish a fund within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry to provide low-income shoppers with financial incentives to purchase additional Maine-grown fruit and vegetables. Nutrition incentive programs like Farm Fresh Rewards and Maine Harvest Bucks are a win for low-income community members, farmers, and Maine’s local food economy. LD 691 would provide an important source of state funding to allow these programs to leverage more federal dollars, meet increasing demand, and continue to grow and expand into more parts of the state, especially in rural areas.


The Maine Legislature’s Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (ACF) Committee will be voting on LD 691 on Tuesday, May 25th. Please call or email the members of the ACF Committee to express your support. The members of the ACF Committee include:
Sen. James F. Dill, Chair (D-Penobscot):
Sen. Chloe S. Maxmin (D-Lincoln):
Sen. Russell Black (R-Franklin):
Rep. Margaret M. O’Neil, Chair (D-Saco):
Rep. David Harold McCrea (D-Fort Fairfield):
Rep. Scott Landry, Jr. (D-Farmington):
Rep. Laurie Osher (D-Orono):
Rep. Randall C. Hall (R-Wilton):
Rep. Thomas H. Skolfield (R-Weld):
Rep. Susan Bernard (R-Caribou):
Rep. Jeffrey Gifford (R-Lincoln):
Rep. Joseph Underwood (R-Presque Isle):
Rep. William D. Pluecker (I-Warren): William.Pluecker@legislature.maine.govQuestions? Reach out to Ellen Stern Griswold,, Policy & Research Director[vc_row][vc_column]Interested in staying up to date on policy that affects Maine farms? Sign up for our policy alerts:

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