More progress on passage of Maine farm-to-table protection ordinance

A local ordinance designed to allow farmers to sell directly to consumers without having to process or manufacture products under regulations designed for far larger operations has passed at one Maine town meeting but lost narrowly at another. 

The Local Food and Community Self-Governance Ordinance passed unanimously by show of hands at the Penobscot town meeting on Tuesday. Penobscot joined Sedgwick in passing the measure. 
In Brooksville, though, it lost in a close ballot vote. The town's Ordinance Review Committee had recommended a "no" vote. Another ordinance banning aerial spraying of blueberries also failed.
Blue Hill will vote on the local foods ordinance on April 2, at their town meeting.  Blue Hill is the largest of the towns currently considering this ordinance, though two other area towns, both larger than Blue Hill, are also interested in it. 
Local AfD members and supporters have talked about doing a Democracy School in the area in preparation for drafting some anti-corporate personhood ordinances, based on the work Monroe, Maine, did last year.  
To read more, check out this post on the national Alliance for Democracy blog.