Farm Scoop

Farm Scoop – January 2020

Impact of Laser Scarecrows on Fresh Market Sweetcorn Production Dr. Rebecca Brown of the University of Rhode Island is exploring the impact of laser scarecrows on fresh market sweetcorn production to address bird damage. The goal of this research project is to minimize bird damage in the production of speciality fruit and vegetable crops. There […]

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Farm Scoop – December 2019

Boots-2-Bushels: Boot Camp for Market Gardeners and Farmers Do you want to learn how to go from seed to salary with this FREE course for military veterans interested in growing and selling their own farm produce? Participants who attend all classes and participate in the growing program will earn a Certificate of Completion and Letter […]

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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 […]

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Farm Scoop – October 2019

Legacy Planning for Farmers SCORE Maine and Mass Mutual are presenting a workshop on November 21st in Augusta.  This free workshop is to help farmers plan exit and retirement strategies while preserving the business they have built.  For more information and to register. Interested in Growing Your Business? CEI has developed a collection of resources […]

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Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Rainfall Index Crop Insurance Deadline Approaching

November 15, 2019 is the sales closing date Pasture, Rangeland and Forage (PRF) crop insurance protects grazing or haying acres against a single peril- lack of precipitation.  Producers must enroll with a licensed crop insurance agent before the November 15th  deadline for 2020 coverage. PRF protects against lower-than-normal precipitation Unlike other types of crop insurance, […]

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2020 Apple Crop Insurance Deadline Approaching

November 20, 2019 is the sales closing date for the 2020 crop year The deadline to enroll, cancel, or modify an existing apple crop insurance policy is November 20, 2019 for the 2020 crop year.  Apple crop insurance protects a producer’s average crop yields from weather-related issues causing yield loss such as hail, frost/freeze, drought, […]

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2020 Wild Blueberry Crop Insurance Deadline Approaching

November 20, 2019 is the sales closing date for blueberry crop insurance The deadline to enroll, cancel, or modify an existing blueberry crop insurance policy is November 20, 2019 for the 2020 crop year.  Blueberry crop insurance protects a producer’s average crop yields from weather-related issues causing yield loss such as excessive moisture resulting in […]

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Farm Scoop – September 2019

Sheet Mulching & Soil Health Workshop for Gardeners Sheet mulching, Soil Health class and demo for gardeners will be Sept. 18th at the Extension Office, 24 Main Street, Lisbon Falls and the Lisbon Community Garden.  Contact the Androscoggin Soil and Water Conservation District to register for this free class. MOFGA’s Journeyperson Program This program provides hands-on […]

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Farm Scoop – August 2019

National Farm Safety and Health Week Free Webinars National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 15-21, 2019.  For a list of all of the free webinars visit AgriSafe Network. Maine Farms for the Future Program Now Accepting Fall Applications The State of Maine, Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Bureau of Agriculture, Food and […]

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Farm Scoop – July 2019

USDA Now Making Payments for New Dairy Margin Coverage Program The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened enrollment for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program on June 17 and has started issuing payments to producers who purchased coverage. Producers can enroll through Sept. 20, 2019.   For more information please see the press release. New […]

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