Maine Commissioner of Agriculture
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On August 30, 2012, the agency, along with the Department of Conservation, were merged into the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.
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.
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.
Deering Bldg. - AMHI Complex
28 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0028
- Agriculture Commissioner
- Walter Whitcomb
- News: Gov. LePage appoints state conservation commissioner to Maine Board of Education
- Bangor Daily News, "Maine’s Agriculture and Conservation departments to merge Aug. 30, but little will change" Accessed August 30, 2012
- Maine State Statutes, "Title 7, Part 1, Chapter 1, §1," accessed September 17, 2011
- The Council of State Governments,"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved June 23, 2011