State Representative Randall C. Hall (R-Wilton) has been appointed to the 129th Maine Legislature’s Joint Standing Committees on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. The committee is among the most sought after legislative assignments, because it helps shape policy for Maine’s natural resource economy.
“Maine’s natural resource economy employs tens of thousands of people and has an economic impact of well over $10 billion,” said Hall. “We must continue policies that strengthen and support the individuals, families and businesses that work hard every day to make a living and a better Maine.”
The Committee has jurisdiction of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, and sets policies on issues related to food and rural resources, agricultural fairs, products and marketing; animal control and welfare; food safety, inspection and labeling; dairy industry; pesticide regulation; nutrient management; farmland preservation; state parks, historic sites, public lands, submerged lands and the coastal islands registry; the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission; geological surveying and mapping; forest management, marketing, utilizations, health and fire control; the Land for Maine’s Future Program; and Baxter State Park.