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Processing Work Group Meeting with a Focus on the Farm Bill

The Processing Work Group of the Merrymeeting Food Council is focusing their May meeting on impacting the Farm Bill. The group will gather feedback regarding the three following questions:

·        What are the current obstacles/obstructions for processing and value-added?

·        What are your recommendations to address those current obstacles?

·        What are your recommendations for how to adapt or scale down current legislation and/or regulations from large scale processing to small/medium scale processing?

Feedback gathered will be drafted into a policy proposal with the intent of helping to shape the 2019 Farm Bill, with respect with processing opportunities for small and medium scale processors.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, May 5 from 9:00-10:30 am at the Bath Freight Shed, 27 Commercial St, Bath Maine. Directions and a map can be found here.

Registration is not required, but it would be appreciated if you contact Colleen Fuller at cfuller@midcoasthealth.com if you are planning on attending.