Maine Risk Management and Crop Insurance News

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

Crop Insurance Deadline for Spring-Seeded Crops: March 15, 2017

March 15, 2017, is the final date to purchase crop insurance for most spring-seeded crops, the Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) policy, and the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) for spring-seeded non-insurable crops. Crop Insurance and Whole-Farm Revenue Protection Crop insurance provides protection against crop yield or revenue losses from natural perils, such as drought, […]

Read more

Crop Insurance Education Booth and Events at Maine Agricultural Trades Show

Tuesday through Thursday, January 10-12, 2017 Augusta Civic Center 76 Community Drive Augusta, Maine 04330 Venue Phone: 207.626.2405 The University of Maine’s Crop Insurance Education Program will have a booth at the 2017 Maine Agricultural Trades Show (PDF). We’ll be conducting a 10-question risk management survey for farmers. As a thank you for completing the […]

Read more

Whole-Farm Revenue Protection — Sign Up for 2017

Whole-Farm Revenue Protection Crop Insurance… and a Perspective from Circle B Farms A Revenue-protection Policy for Diversified Farms The Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) policy is a new crop insurance program that protects the farmer’s adjusted gross revenue from production losses or drops in market prices. Unlike other types of crop insurance, WFRP acts as an […]

Read more