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Apiculture Crop Insurance Deadline Approaching

A lack of precipitation can be problematic for beekeepers because it may limit bees’ forage intake and reduce honey production. To reduce loss from this risk, beekeepers may utilize the Apiculture (API) crop insurance program which protects against a single peril- lack of precipitation.  Producers must enroll with a licensed crop insurance agent before the […]

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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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Aquaculture Risk Management Sessions Announced – Summer 2019

Upcoming Informational Sessions: Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program and Whole Farm Revenue Protection for Aquaculture Producers The deadline to enroll in the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) for 2020 coverage is September 1, 2019 for oyster, mussel, scallop and seaweed crops. Informational sessions will provide an overview of NAP, Farm Service Agency Farm loan […]

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Dairy Risk Management Sessions Announced for Summer 2019

Informational Sessions Announced for Dairy Margin Coverage and Dairy Revenue Protection Attention, Maine dairy producers and service providers! Upcoming informational sessions are scheduled to discuss the new Dairy Margin Coverage Program (formally known as the Margin Protection Program) and a new crop insurance program – Dairy Revenue Protection – that protects against a decline in […]

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How Crop Insurance Works when a Wet Spring Prevents Planting

When a wet spring prevents planting how does crop insurance work? To say the least, this spring has been a wet one which means fields may be too wet to till and plant on time.  Those with crop insurance might find some comfort knowing that their coverage can also help manage risk at planting time, […]

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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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2019 Crop Insurance Deadline Approaches

2019 Crop Insurance Deadline: March 15, 2019 March 15, 2019 is the deadline to enroll, cancel, or change policy coverage for crop insurance on spring-seeded crops in Maine such as corn, sweet corn, barley, oats, spring wheat, and potato.  Those producing other “non-insurable” spring-seeded crops such as tomatoes, pumpkins, squash, etc. may seek coverage through […]

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Farm Scoop – February 2019

Open Farm Day Open Farm Day Participants Register Today for Open Farm Day! Are you a Maine farm who wants to help the public learn more about your farm’s role in agriculture? Are you able to host visitors to your farm Sunday, July 28, 2019?  We invite you to be a host for the 30th […]

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