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Gubernatorial Candidates Q+A: Agriculture in Maine

Do you want to know more about what Maine’s Gubernatorial Candidates think about several key Maine Agricultural issues?

·        How does the candidate seek to balance more traditional agriculture with the trend of locally based niche market operations?

·        What priority will Extension and State Soil & Water Conservation Districts have in their administration as they support Maine’s 8,100 farms?

·        What position does the candidate take on emerging technologies for agricultural production, including biotechnology?

·        How will the candidate work to sustain dairy farms and milk production to ensure that those businesses can function and compete in the marketplace?

·        What does the candidate think about laws and regulations that put Maine farmers at a competitive disadvantage with farmers in other states?

(This is a sampling of the questions that will be asked of each candidate.)

Mark your calendar for August 26 from 1-4 PM.

Come to AGCOM’s Gubernatorial Forum, moderated by John Rebar, at the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine building at 205 Church Hill Rd. in Augusta.

1:00 Mr. Eliot Cutler

2:00 Gov. Paul LePage

3:00 Rep. Michael Michaud

This is a free public event.

The Agricultural Council of Maine (AGCOM ) represents 34 different Agricultural Associations, Commodity Groups, & Businesses, and has 7 Ex Officio members who represent Government and Educational entities in Maine. Their purpose is to allow Maine Agricultural issues to be the focus of the day so that our constituents may make informed decisions in the coming election.

Photo of Life Force Farm in Bowdoinham, taken by Bridget Besaw

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