Farmland Tenure Online Resources Guide
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Maine

Financing

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Overview
Created By: State of Maine
Description: This link allows individuals to view state local laws and ordinances. This would be helpful for individuals seeking information on agricultural compliance, farmland protection, grants and loans and farmland preservation ordinances.

Insurance

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Insurance Advice
Created By: Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Description: This resource analyzes various types of insurance policies for farms, helping farmers understand their options ranging from homeowners and farm insurance policies, liability coverage, replacement cost vs. actual value and more.

Land Acquisition

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Overview
Created By: State of Maine
Description: This link allows individuals to view state local laws and ordinances. This would be helpful for individuals seeking information on agricultural compliance, farmland protection, grants and loans and farmland preservation ordinances.
Maine Farmland Preservation Ordinances
Created By: the State of Maine
Description: This site provides information regarding state laws and local ordinances pertaining to farmland preservation.
Maine Farmland Trust
Created By: Maine Farmland Trust
Description: Maine Farmland Trust is an organization that provides information to help existing and new farmers gain access to land and prosper. The website has updates on local agricultural policies in Maine. It also provides links to outside resources on acquiring property, learning about easements and leasing land.
Maine Registry of Deeds
Created By: Maine Registers of Deeds Association
Description: This resource allows Maine residents to click on a specific Maine county to access the land records for that region. The Maine Registers of Deeds Association provides the public with the ability to access and make copies of land records on file with the state.

State Statutes

Maine State Statutes
Created By: the Maine State Legislature
Description: Users can access any state statutes by clicking on the various links. New and veteran farmers may be interested in Title 7 (Agriculture and Animals), Title 7A (Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry) and Title 33 (Property), in addition to other laws.

Taxation

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Advice
Created By: Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Description: The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association provides advice for farmers as they prepare for tax season.
Maine Property Tax Information
Created By: the State of Maine
Description: The Property Tax Division of the Maine Revenue Services Department provides links for individuals so they can access information regarding potential credits and exemptions.

Urban Agriculture

Portland Urban Farm Project
Created By: Portland Urban Farm Project
Description: This website offers residents of Maine an opportunity to connect with other people interested in urban farming and other community oriented programs.
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