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Maine farmers discuss Internet, drones

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) -- Maine farmers are meeting in Freeport to vote on resolutions affecting the state's agricultural industry.

The Monday meeting is the annual meeting of the Maine Farm Bureau, which convenes to discuss and set policies for the coming year. One resolution endorses increasing the state's ConnectME budget from $1 million to $5 million to help bring high-speed Internet to rural farms. Farmers are also discussing whether any drones that go over farmers should first be required to get written permission from farmers.

The executive secretary of the Maine Farm Bureau says Monday's meeting establishes which bills the bureau will support in the upcoming legislative session.


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