We’re the statewide organization representing the interests and concerns of Maine’s grocery and food producer industry.
Government relations is a key membership benefit and we’re engaged 12-months a year in legislative, regulatory and policy matters impacting our members.
We are actively monitoring and engaging in new 2019 legislation. Be part of the discussion, weekly, or just listen in: Email Us for the dial-in details!
We thank you for engaging with your State Representatives and Senators.
January 16, 2019
Maine Agricultural Trades Show
4pm – Get Growing Series! Hosted by MGFPA
Demystifying the Entry to Market
April 23, 2019
Food for Thought Forum
Statehouse Hall of Flags Day
SNAP Government Shutdown Update
Maine Department of Health and Human Services: February SNAP Benefits to be Paid January 17.
Message from Governor Mills.
SNAP Early Issuance Messaging for Retailers: Customers who use SNAP EBT should keep in mind that February food dollars will be added in the middle of January this year. This means that you may have two months’ worth of food dollars on your account this month. No food dollars will be added in February. The early food dollars are meant to help with next month’s food. We encourage our SNAP-participating customers to plan their purchases carefully so that they have money available to meet their food needs.Read More