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   Maine Meat Producers Agree With Governor On Need To Change Law
by Don Carrigan, WCSH
Posted: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 4:19PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine -- Governor Paul LePage wants the Legislature to return to Augusta to fix some problems, including a new law—which he signed—that the Governor says poses big concerns for small farmers and meat producers.

Its called the Food Sovereignty Law, and the stated goal was to make it easier for small farmers and food producers to sell their products locally, by allowing local government to regulate them instead of State of federal agencies.

Small food producers and farmers are the success story of Maine agriculture and have seen significant growth in recent years. But some of them say that growth could be threatened by the new law, because it would potentially have local governments regulate food safety, including inspection of meat and poultry.

To read the rest of the story, please go to: WCSH


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