Senator Russell Black to Serve on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee

Contact:
Krysta West
Communications Director
Senate Republican Office
(207) 287-1505
krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUGUSTA – Maine State Senator Russell Black (R-Franklin), a farmer from Wilton, has been appointed to serve on the Legislature’s Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee during the 129th Legislature.

Senator Black is currently serving his first term in the Maine Senate after serving four consecutive terms representing District 114 in the Maine House of Representatives. During his time in the House, Black served as Ranking Minority Member of the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee.

The jurisdiction of the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry committee includes oversight of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; agricultural fairs, products and marketing; animal control and welfare; food safety, inspection and labeling; dairy industry; pesticides regulation; nutrient management; farmland preservation; state parks, historic sites, public lands, submerged lands and coastal islands registry; Maine Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC); geological surveying and mapping; forest management, marketing, utilization, health and fire control; the Land for Maine’s Future Program; and Baxter State Park.

“I am honored to again have the opportunity to serve on the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee,” said Black. “As a farmer and a logger who has served on this committee for the last eight years, I understand just how important the policies considered within this committee are to Maine’s agriculture and forestry industries. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues on the committee to promote Maine-made products and local agriculture.”

Senator Black represents District 17 which includes all municipalities and unorganized territories in Franklin County, as well as Belgrade, Fayette, Mount Vernon and Vienna in Kennebec County.

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