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UNION, Maine - Agriculture officials in Maine are looking for farmers, foresters and others to come forward with ideas about how to spend conservation funds from the federal Farm Bill in the state.

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Poverty relief organizations in Maine say they are relieved that the 2018 US Farm Bill has passed with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, intact.

PORTLAND, Maine - A coalition of Maine anti-hunger groups says the Farm Bill passed by Congress this week is a win for the state's hungry.

Nora Flaherty / Maine Public

Maine faith leaders Tuesday gathered at Wayside Food Programs, a charitable food distribution center in Portland, to urge Maine's congressional representatives to reject the House farm bill.

The bill includes new work requirements and other changes that would make it harder for many people to access the SNAP program, generally known as food stamps.