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BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
Welcome to the Maine Department of Agriculture
Located in the Deering Building, 2nd and 3rd floors, at 90 Blossom Lane, on the Eastside Office Complex (formerly AMHI Campus), Augusta, Maine Show Map
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources is the State’s lead agency dealing with all aspects of the food system from the field to the table. The Department maintains a mission of fostering opportunities for the agriculture community and of promoting stewardship of Maine’s natural resources.
Maine farmers are the stewards of 1.25 million acres. The land provides the public benefits of open space and recreation. They are the cornerstone of food security for Maine people. The industry has a $1.2 billion impact on the Maine economy.
Agriculture in the state has developed into a diverse industry. It is the largest producer of brown eggs and wild blueberries in the world. It ranks eighth in the country in production of potatoes and second for maple syrup. It ranks second in New England in milk and livestock production. The small, diversified farms across Maine supply niche markets with organic produce and meat, value-added products as well as fiber products.
To fulfill its mission, the Department has set these goals:
Animal Welfare Advisory Council - January 24, 2013 - Animal Welfare
Animal Welfare Advisory Council - April 4, 2013 - Animal Welfare
Board of Pesticides Control—Board Meeting - May 24, 2013 - Pesticides
Animal Welfare Advisory Council - May 30, 2013 - Animal Welfare
Board of Pesticides Control—Board Meeting - June 21, 2013 - Pesticides
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