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{{Maine SEO infobox}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Maine Commissioner of Agriculture''' is a position in the Maine state government. The Commissioner acts as head of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, which deals with all aspects of the state's food system.
 
{{Maine SEO infobox}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Maine Commissioner of Agriculture''' is a position in the Maine state government. The Commissioner acts as head of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, which deals with all aspects of the state's food system.
  
On August 30, 2012, the agency, along with the [[Maine Commissioner of Conservation|Department of Conservation]], were merged into the [[Maine Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry|Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry]].<ref>[http://bangordailynews.com/2012/06/27/politics/agriculture-conservation-departments-merge-aug-30-many-details-yet-to-be-worked-out/ ''Bangor Daily News,'' "Maine’s Agriculture and Conservation departments to merge Aug. 30, but little will change" Accessed August 30, 2012]</ref>
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On August 30, 2012, the agency, along with the [[Maine Commissioner of Conservation|Department of Conservation]], were merged into the [[Maine Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry|Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry]].<ref name="merge">[http://bangordailynews.com/2012/06/27/politics/agriculture-conservation-departments-merge-aug-30-many-details-yet-to-be-worked-out/ ''Bangor Daily News,'' "Maine’s Agriculture and Conservation departments to merge Aug. 30, but little will change" Accessed August 30, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Current officeholder==
 
==Current officeholder==
The current officeholder is [[Walter Whitcomb]]. He was appointed by [[Governor of Maine|Gov.]] [[Paul LePage]] in January 2011.
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The current officeholder is [[Walter Whitcomb]]. He was appointed by [[Governor of Maine|Gov.]] [[Paul LePage]] in January 2011. [[Walter Whitcomb|Whitcomb]] was appointed by [[Governor of Maine|Gov.]] [[Paul LePage]] as the [[Maine Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry|Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry]] in August 2012.<ref name="merge"/>
  
 
==Appointments==
 
==Appointments==

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The Maine Commissioner of Agriculture is a position in the Maine state government. The Commissioner acts as head of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, which deals with all aspects of the state's food system.

On August 30, 2012, the agency, along with the Department of Conservation, were merged into the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Walter Whitcomb. He was appointed by Gov. Paul LePage in January 2011. Whitcomb was appointed by Gov. Paul LePage as the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry in August 2012.[1]

Appointments

As outlined in Title 7, Part 1, Chapter 1, §1 of the Maine State Statutes, the commissioner is nominated by the Governor of Maine, subject to review by the Legislature's Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee, and confirmation by the Legislature. The commissioner holds officer during the pleasure of the Governor.[2]

Compensation

In 2010, the Maine Commissioner of Agriculture was paid an estimated $102,689 according to the Council of State Governments.[3]

Contact information

Commissioner's Office
Deering Bldg. - AMHI Complex
28 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0028
Phone: 207-287-3871
Email: agriculture.commissioner@maine.gov

See also

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