Farm Scoop

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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Farm Scoop – June 2019

Invasive Forest Pests July 29, 2019 Monday, 9a.m. to 12p.m. University of Maine Cooperative Extension Office, 24 Main Street, Lisbon Falls, Maine Attendance is free to all who wish to attend. Program brochure for more information. Please contact the SWCD at 207-241-5377 or at info@androscogginswcd.org with any questions or to reserve a spot. Learn about the history […]

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Farm Scoop – May 2019

USDA presents Summer Soil Health Meetings for female landowners Free meetings scheduled July 9-11, 2019, in Central Maine BANGOR (May 29, 2019) – With nearly half of our nation’s farmland currently owned or co-owned by women, their input in the resource conservation process is vital! Women who own or manage farmland in Maine are invited to […]

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Farm Scoop – April 2019

Shared-Use Farm Equipment (SUFE) Program Through this service, MOFGA provides an opportunity for farmers to borrow farm equipment at a reasonable cost. Farmers can join for an annual enrollment fee of $100, giving them access to the following equipment: SEEDBED CULTIVATOR 2-SHANK SUBSOILER PLASTIC MULCH LAYER CUSTOM RIDGE TILLER CUSTOM STRIP TILLER 3D PRINTER How […]

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Farm Scoop – March 2019

Dairy Producers Previously Enrolled in the Livestock Gross Margin Program Now Eligible for 2018 Margin Protection Program Retroactive Enrollment Begins March 25 WASHINGTON, March 22, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that dairy producers who elected to participate in the Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy Cattle Program (LGM-Dairy) now have the opportunity to participate in the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) for 2018 coverage. Sign-up […]

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