Farm Scoop

Farmscoop – January 2018

Androscoggin – Sagadahoc County Farm Service Agency Is Accepting Emergency Conservation Program Applications U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director (CED) Marcia L Hall today announced that Androscoggin County and Sagadahoc County are approved to accept applications for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) to address damages from the severe storm […]

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Farmscoop – December 2017

An Introduction to Growing Grapes in Maine Thursday, January 11, 2018, 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM This school is designed to help people who are interested in small scale grape production as a commercial enterprise. Interest in grape growing in Maine is expanding as demand for locally grown produce expands and new, hardier varieties of […]

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Farmscoop – November 2017

Low Interest Emergency Physical Loss Loans Available for 13 Maine Counties with Assistance to Producers in Surrounding Counties and New Hampshire U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Administrator Steve Peterson today announced that physical loss loans are available for 13 counties in Maine. Farm operators who have suffered major physical losses […]

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Farmscoop – October 2017

Crop Insurance Deadline Approaching – November 20, 2017 is the sales closing date for the 2018 crop year Apple crop insurance protects a producer’s average crop yields from weather-related issues causing yield loss. Producers can choose to insure their apple crop at a catastrophic level (CAT) which protects 50% of their average crop yield and pays […]

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Farm Scoop – September 2017

Need funding for your technology development project or infrastructure? MTI offers early stage grants to entrepreneurs and companies who are developing innovative products, processes or services. TechStart Grants of up to $5,000 can be used to conduct market research, develop a business plan, and file for patent protections. Learn more here. Seed Grants of up […]

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Farm Scoop – August 2017

MOFGA Farm Beginnings This a farmer-led program to help guide those with a strong commitment to creating a sustainable farm business achieve their goals. Designed for farmers with at least one year of production experience, this series of intensive workshops will help you to develop a whole farm plan through realistic goal setting, reflection, and […]

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Farm Scoop – July 2017

August 1, 2017 – Androscoggin County Producers FSA County Committee Nominations Due The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Executive Director for Maine, Sherry Hamel today reminded farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 1, 2017, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees. County committees are […]

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Farm Scoop – June 2017

The Highmoor Farm Field Day – July 26, 2017 The Highmoor Farm Field Day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Highmoor Farm in Monmouth. More information is posted on our website: https://extension.umaine.edu/highmoor/blog/2017/06/20/highmoor-farm-field-day-july-26-2017/. Registration fee is $25.00 and includes lunch. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. Please register by July 17 to […]

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Farm Scoop – May 2017

2017 Census of Agriculture Make Sure Your Farm Counts! NASS conducts a census of all agricultural operations every five years as well as other agricultural surveys. We need to know about all types of agricultural operations of all sizes. The Information you provide is kept confidential by law and will not be disclosed to any […]

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Farm Scoop – April 2017

2017 Census of Agriculture Make Sure Your Farm Counts! NASS conducts a census of all agricultural operations every five years as well as other agricultural surveys. We need to know about all types of agricultural operations of all sizes. The Information you provide is kept confidential by law and will not be disclosed to any […]

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