Comments for: Towns adopt food self-governance ordinances to exempt farmers from state, federal laws

Posted June 21, 2012, at 4:46 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Two more towns in Maine have adopted local ordinances that exempt farmers from state and federal regulations if they sell their products directly to consumers, despite warnings that the ordinances are invalid. Townspeople in Livermore and Appleton approved so-called local food and community self-governance ordinances at town …

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