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Seeking Nominations for the 2018 Grocer, Associate Vendor & Food Producer of the Year!

Awarded annually these prestigious honors are given to members who meet the highest standards of excellence. These include contributions to the Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association, community service, business excellence in providing a positive workplace, increased sales, contributions to the food industry through legislative or educational activities, and a commitment to furthering opportunities for other Maine businesses.


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US Farm Bill Awaits Compromise in Committee

The House is now in recess for the next five weeks, while the Senate will continue to work during parts of August.
US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appointed himself to the Farm Bill Conferees (committee) and noting a commitment to complete the bill by Labor Day, well before Sept. 30th. President Trump tweeted in support of SNAP work requirements. There is much to be done in committee with the varying House & Senate bill differences. A comparison is available per request.
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Senate Passes Senate Ag Farm Bill (86-11)

This week, the Senate overwhelmingly passed their version of the farm bill in a bipartisan 86-11 vote, which will set up a House-Senate conference to reconcile the two chambers’ bills. Both the House and Senate will be out of session next week for the July 4th district work period.

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Stop the $310 million income tax referendum SCAM

MGFPA joined more than 27 business associations, owners, and advocates this morning to launch the Vote NO on Question One campaign. The $310 million income tax referendum scam that over promises and under delivers in Maine.

  • Question One is a TAX SCAM
  • Question One is an ELDER SCAM
  • Question One is a BIG GOVERNMENT SCAM
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