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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.
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::''Note: This office has been merged with the Maine Commissioner of Conservation. See that page '''[[Maine Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry|here]]'''.''
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{{Maine SEO infobox}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Maine Commissioner of Agriculture''' was a position in the Maine state government. The Commissioner was the head of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, which dealt 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]], was 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>
 
On August 30, 2012, the agency, along with the [[Maine Commissioner of Conservation|Department of Conservation]], was 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==
 
 
The last officholder for the Agriculture Commissioner was [[Walter Whitcomb]]. He was appointed by [[Governor of Maine|Gov.]] [[Paul LePage]] in January 2011. [[Walter Whitcomb|Whitcomb]] was then appointed by [[Governor of Maine|Gov.]] [[Paul LePage]] as the new [[Maine Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry|Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry]] in August 2012.<ref name="merge"/>  
 
The last officholder for the Agriculture Commissioner was [[Walter Whitcomb]]. He was appointed by [[Governor of Maine|Gov.]] [[Paul LePage]] in January 2011. [[Walter Whitcomb|Whitcomb]] was then appointed by [[Governor of Maine|Gov.]] [[Paul LePage]] as the new [[Maine Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry|Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry]] in August 2012.<ref name="merge"/>  
 
==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, Maine State Legislature|Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee]], and confirmation by the [[Maine State Legislature|Legislature]]. The commissioner holds officer during the pleasure of the Governor.<ref>[http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/7/title7sec1.html ''Maine State Statutes,'' "Title 7, Part 1, Chapter 1, §1," accessed September 17, 2011]</ref>
 
  
 
==Compensation==
 
==Compensation==
In 2010, the Maine Commissioner of Agriculture was paid an estimated $102,689 according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/system/files/Table_4.11.pdf ''The Council of State Governments'',"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved June 23, 2011]</ref>
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In 2012, the Maine Commissioner of Agriculture was to be paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$102,689]]. This figure comes from the [[Council of State  
 
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==Contact information==
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Commissioner's Office<BR>
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Deering Bldg. - AMHI Complex<BR>
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28 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0028<BR>
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'''Phone:''' 207-287-3871<BR>
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'''Email:''' [mailto:agriculture.commissioner@maine.gov agriculture.commissioner@maine.gov]
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==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Agriculture Commissioner]]
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*[[Maine Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry]]
 
*[[Walter Whitcomb]]
 
*[[Walter Whitcomb]]
 
*[[Gov. LePage appoints state conservation commissioner to Maine Board of Education|'''News:''' Gov. LePage appoints state conservation commissioner to Maine Board of Education]]
 
*[[Gov. LePage appoints state conservation commissioner to Maine Board of Education|'''News:''' Gov. LePage appoints state conservation commissioner to Maine Board of Education]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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* [http://maine.gov/acf/index.shtml Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry]
 
* [http://www.maine.gov/agriculture/co/index.shtml Maine Department Of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources]
 
* [http://www.maine.gov/agriculture/co/index.shtml Maine Department Of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources]
  
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The Maine Commissioner of Agriculture was a position in the Maine state government. The Commissioner was the head of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, which dealt with all aspects of the state's food system.

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

The last officholder for the Agriculture Commissioner was Walter Whitcomb. He was appointed by Gov. Paul LePage in January 2011. Whitcomb was then appointed by Gov. Paul LePage as the new Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry in August 2012.[1]

Compensation

In 2012, the Maine Commissioner of Agriculture was to be paid an estimated $102,689. This figure comes from the [[Council of State

See also

External links

References