Upcoming Webinars

farmer on tractor in fieldNovember 6, 2020:

“CFAP 2:” The USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, Part 2. What Specialty Crop Producers Should Know

Join Farm Credit East and the US Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency on Friday, November 6, at 11 a.m., for a discussion of CFAP 2 focused on specialty crop producers, including floriculture and nursery crops, fruit and vegetable growers, aquaculture producers, tobacco growers, maple, and others. In this webinar, Farm Service Agency Program Specialists will review key details applicable to your operations, like eligibility requirements, payment limitations, records required, application procedures, and payment rates for each commodity. Time will be provided for Q&A. The program is open for applications now through December 11, 2020, so don’t miss your window of opportunity!

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beef cattle; photo by Edwin RemsbergNovember 12, 2020

USDA Co-hosts Free Webinar on Nov. 12 on Livestock Risk Management

The Extension Risk Management Education Program and U.S. Department of Agriculture are hosting a webinar on Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. ET for agricultural producers and professionals focused on livestock risk management. The webinar is free and will provide information on livestock markets, price risk and risk management options available through USDA.

To learn More: USDA Original Press Release

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December 1, 2020:dairy cows; photo by Edwin Remsberg

Dairy Markets – The 2020 Impact and Bracing for 2021

2020 saw dramatic price swings in dairy markets due to COVID-19’s global impact on foodservice markets. What have we learned from this? What will 2021 bring? While the precise answers are still unknown, we are sure to see volatility. Are you sure you’re ready? Join Crop Growers, LLP, Farm Credit East and Yankee Farm Credit on Tuesday, December 1, at 12 noon-1:15pm EST, for a timely discussion led by Dr. Marin Bozic of the University of Minnesota along with Farm Credit East business consultant Gregg McConnell.

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For questions regarding the above information, please contact our Crop Insurance Education Program Manager: Chris Howard at: christina.howard@maine.edu or at 207.570.2868

Any reference to commercial products, trade names, or brand names is for information only, and no endorsement or approval is intended.


USDA and the University of Maine are equal opportunity employers and providers. This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2018-70027-28584.


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