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Public Policy & Research

Federal, state, and municipal-level policies have a profound impact on Maine farmers and our food system.

These policies affect the ability to protect farmland, keep farmers in business, develop markets for agricultural products, protect our natural resources, and to transition farmland to the next generation of farmers in Maine.

We keep our finger on the pulse of policies that affect Maine farms, and engage in those policy areas that directly affect our ability to protect farmland, support farmers, and advance the future of farming. We also conduct research and prepare reports and articles to help educate policymakers and the public about issues affecting Maine agriculture.

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Let's grow a bright future for farming in Maine, together.

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