Maine Risk Management and Crop Insurance News

Developing Risk Management and Marketing Plans Virtual Workshop

Developing Risk Management and Marketing Plans Virtual Workshop Series For Beginning, Women, and Shellfish Growers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts (Open to Maine Growers) Join us for a virtual workshop on risk management and marketing. This workshop will be delivered through nine zoom sessions and will be accompanied by homework assignments, and individualized counseling sessions […]

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USDA Improves Livestock Crop Insurance Policies with New Options

USDA Improves Livestock Crop Insurance Policies with New Options The U.S. Department of Agriculture is updating livestock insurance policies to improve options for producers and to create additional opportunities for producers to participate. USDA’s Risk Management Agency’s (RMA) updates to the Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP) and Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) policies will be effective for the […]

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Understanding Dairy Revenue Protection

Understanding Dairy Revenue Protection and using it to your advantage Free Webinar: Wednesday, April 28, noon-1 p.m. EDT. As producers seek to better understand the Dairy Revenue Protection program, Crop Growers LLP and Farm Credit East are hosting a webinar to provide greater insight to Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP) program and how it can be […]

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Produce Safety Training in Spanish

Produce Safety Training in Spanish For anyone interested in a Produce Safety Training in Spanish, Cornell CALS is offering the training on April 22-23  Link to register (Instructions to Register are in Spanish.) Curso a distancia de capacitación para productores de la Alianza-PSA, del 22-23 de abril, 2021. The fee for this course is $130.00 […]

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More Information About PPP Deadline Extension

The PPP application deadline has been extended again: SBA is currently offering PPP loans until May 31, 2021. President Biden announced program changes to make access to PPP loans more equitable. Your farm, even seasonal with no formal payroll, may be eligible for this program. Find an eligible lender in your area. For questions regarding the above information, please contact our Crop […]

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USDA will reopen CFAP 2

USDA will reopen CFAP 2 USDA will reopen CFAP 2 signup for all eligible producers beginning April 5, 2021. A deadline for signup will be announced at a later date. Learn more on the USDA Website.   For questions regarding the above information, please contact our Crop Insurance Education Program Manager: Chris Howard at: christina.howard@maine.edu […]

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Pandemic Assistance for More Producers

USDA Announces ‘Pandemic Assistance for Producers’ to Distribute Resources More Equitably The USDA plans to reopen sign-up for CFAP 2 for at least 60 days beginning on April 5, 2021. The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has committed at least $2.5 million to improve outreach for CFAP 2 and will establish partnerships with organizations with […]

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PPP Application Deadline is March 31, 2021

Paycheck Protection Program Overview Now Online Reminder that the application deadline for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is March 31. The UMass Extension Risk Management Education Program conducted a Zoom Meeting on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. The meeting was intended for agricultural producers who did not participate in the PPP during […]

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CFAP-2 USDA Offers Additional Assistance

CFAP-2 USDA Offers Additional Assistance On January 15, 2021, The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it will provide additional assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), expanding eligibility for some agricultural producers and commodities as well as updating payments to accurately compensate some producers who have already applied for the program. Producers who […]

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USDA Announces Expansion and Improvements to Hemp Crop Insurance

USDA Announces Expansion and Improvements to Hemp Crop Insurance   The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today (Nov. 30th) it is expanding the pilot Multi-Peril Crop Insurance Plan for hemp. The expansion, as well as other improvements to the plan, will begin in the 2021 crop year. Improvements include: Sales closing, cancellation, production reporting and […]

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