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This spring the Maine legislature passed LD 16055 to limit the liability for farmers engaging in agritourism, such as pick-your-own activities and other attractions related to farming, provided participants are informed about inherent risks of these activities on a farm.

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University of Maine researchers Thomas G. Allen, Todd M. Gabe and James C. McConnon produced The Economic Contribution of Agri-Tourism to the Maine Economy (2006) to describe the types of agri-tourism activities offered on Maine farms and their contribution to the Maine economy. The 2006 survey results for 456 self-identified agri-tourism farms (6% of Maine farms) identified a variety of agri-tourism activities on various kinds of farms.

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This 125-page electronic book includes tips on what to expect during a farm stay, what kind of farm to select, farm safety advice, and profiles of 23 farm stays in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

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