Farm Scoop – November 2019

Farming for Wholesale 101 + 201 Registration is OPEN

Registration is now open for The Business of Farming for Wholesale. Are you an experienced Maine farmer who wants make more money wholesaling your products?  Farming for Wholesale helps farmers participate in, or scale up for, wholesale markets. We combine ongoing farm business planning assistance with day-long workshops and grant opportunities.  For more information and to register, visit Maine Farmland Trust.

USDA Opens 2020 Enrollment for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs

The Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs were authorized by the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills. For more information on ARC and PLC including two online decision tools that assist producers in making enrollment and election decisions specific to their operations, visit the ARC and PLC webpage.

USDA Issues Safety-Net and Conservation Payments to Maine Farmers

Producers who had 2018 covered commodities enrolled in ARC-CO can visit for payment rates applicable to their county and each covered commodity. For farms and covered commodities enrolled in 2018 PLC, the following crops met payment triggers: wheat, canola, barley and corn.  Oats and soybeans did not meet 2018 PLC payment triggers.

Farm Succession School

Are you unsure who will take over your farm? Feel like your family needs to start talking, but you don’t know where to start? Have questions about retiring that you don’t know how to answer? Can the farm support two generations? For more information and to register.