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Farm Scoop – September 2017

3rd Annual Maine Farmland Access Conference Maine Farmland Trust and Land For Good are pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual Maine Farmland Access Conference will be held Monday, December 4, 2017 at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine. The organizers are seeking proposals for conference breakout sessions. Potential themes and topics can address a diverse […]

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Dry Weather Affecting Grass Yields…Again? Crop Insurance Could Help.

It’s late August in Maine and the U.S. Drought Monitor shows a yellow and light brown swath hugging the coast from northern to southern Maine. These colors represent the conditions of “abnormally dry” and “moderate drought”.  Just a year ago the Drought Monitor showed the same colors but concentrated in the central to southern portions […]

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Deadline for Aquaculture Crop Assistance – September 1, 2017

Attention Maine Aquaculture Producers September 1, 2017 is the deadline to enroll in the Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) for coverage on aquaculture crops including oysters, mussels, seaweed, etc. This program is administered through the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA). Interested in learning more? An informational webinar hosted by FSA and UMaine Cooperative Extension […]

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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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Conservation Compliance (AD-1026) Deadline Nears

AD-1026 must be filed by June 1 to receive crop insurance premium subsidies in 2018. All farmers must have the Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Compliance form (AD-1026) filed for their current entity by June 1, 2017 with their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office.  Anytime a farmer changes their entity (name, entity […]

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Introduction to Farm Accounting with QuickBooks Pro™ — May 4, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon UMaine Extension Penobscot County Office 307 Maine Avenue Bangor, Maine 04401 Venue Phone: 207.942.7396 or 800.287.1485 (in Maine) Registration Cost: Free Preregistration is required. Class is limited to 15. Please contact Pam St. Peter at pamela.stpeter@maine.edu or 207.933.2100 to register or request a disability accommodation. This […]

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Nursery Commodity Crop Insurance Deadline Nears

Sales Closing Deadline for Crop Insurance on Nursery Plants: May 1, 2017 To be eligible for nursery crop insurance a nursery must receive at least 50% of its gross income from the wholesale marketing of nursery plants, and meet other eligibility requirements outlined in the Risk Management Agency policy fact sheet (PDF). Nursery crop insurance […]

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Introduction to Farm Accounting with QuickBooks Pro™ — March 28, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM UMaine Regional Learning Center 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104 Falmouth, Maine 04105 Venue Phone:  207.781.6099 or 800.287.1471 (in Maine) Registration Cost:  Free REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FILLED. Preregistration is required. Class is limited to 15. Please contact Pam St. Peter at pamela.stpeter@maine.edu or 207.933.2100 […]

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