|Pesticide bill rejected by Legislative panel|
Bangor Daily News - 5/23/2017. By Abigail Curtis - Home rule won in Augusta last week, after a legislative committee unanimously voted against a controversial pesticide bill that would have removed the ability for municipalities to enact pesticide regulations that are stricter than the state’s.
|Congress and Farmers Are Shocked By Proposed USDA Cuts|
Maine Public Broadcasting - 5/23/2017. By Dan Charles - Top officials at the U.S. Department of Agriculture didn't even try to act enthusiastic as they unveiled details of their agency's proposed 2018 budget, which includes drastic cuts in spending. "We're going to do the best we can," said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. "It's my job to implement that plan."