News & Events

Maine’s launch of 988 – connecting you to local providers

On July 16, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline was changed nationally to an easy to remember, 3 digit number (988). Maine has been preparing for this change for over a year. A new article published in the Portland Press Herald by Edward Murphy explains what makes Maine’s launch so unique. To read the full article, […]

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Starting July 16th: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline will be 988

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is set to change phone number starting July 16, 2022 to 988. On July 16, 2022, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1.800.273.8255) will transition to an easy-to-remember, 3-digit number (988). This represents an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen and expand the existing network of over 200 locally operated and funded crisis […]

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FRSAN-NE is now Cultivemos!

ME-FRSAN’s affiliate, the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network of the Northeast (FRSAN-NE) is now Cultivemos! Below you’ll find the text of their announcement in English then Spanish (italicized). Farm Stress and Wellness: Across the country, farming and ranching is one of the jobs with the highest suicide rates. Due to the unique barriers, issues, […]

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La Beca Braiding Seeds en Español for Beginning Spanish Speaker Farmers

We’re joining the Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust in announcing La Beca Braiding Seeds en Español.  Please share this opportunity with the Beginning Spanish Speaker Farmers in your networks across the East Regions. La Beca Braiding Seeds en Español provides beginning farmers with resources, professional development in Spanish, and mentorship in Spanish to support […]

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Thanks to Funders – New Wash Station at SBCA!

The Somali Bantu Community Association (SBCA) just built a brand new wash station at their property in Wales! Kristina Kalolo, the Markets Manager for Liberation Farms at SBCA, shares more about the process: “Thanks to our many funding partners, including the Maine Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network, we were able to build a beautiful […]

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Preparing for 2022 GPR Season

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is anticipating that our drop-off sites will open for the 2022 season from April 19 through November 21, 2022. Additional details will be posted to this website as they become available. In the meantime, if you have greenhouse plastic you would like to recycle, please prepare your plastic bundles […]

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RMA Revises Dates for the Pasture, Rangeland and Forage and Apiculture Insurance Programs

RMA Revises Dates for the Pasture, Rangeland and Forage and Apiculture Insurance Programs   Agricultural producers will now have until December 1st to make coverage decisions and complete reporting activities for the Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage Pilot Insurance Program (PRF) and Apiculture Pilot Insurance Program (API). The USDA’s Risk Management Agency is making changes to these two […]

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