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Farm Scoop – August 2020

Small Bites – Methods of Communication – Part 1 Authored by Coaches Abby Sadauckas and Polly Shyka Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and farmer well-being. They are written by coaches from UMaine Extension’s Farm Coaching team. Farm Coaches are available at no cost to work remotely […]

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Farm Scoop – July 2020

Small Bites – Talking about Stress Authored by Coach Polly Shkya Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and farmer well-being. They are written by coaches from UMaine Extension’s Farm Coaching team. Farm Coaches are available at no cost to work remotely with farmers and farm teams.  Talking […]

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Farm Scoop – June 2020

Public and Private Collaboration Assists with Maine Harvest Season Labor Needs Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and family well-being. They are written by coaches from UMaine Extension’s Farm Coaching team. Farm Coaches are available at no cost to work remotely with farmers and farm families. Some […]

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June Update

Drop-off locations for greenhouse plastic recycling will open on or about August 1, 2020. For growers and farmers ready to recycle their plastic before August 1, we encourage you to participate in the program by storing your plastic in a clean and dry location until your local drop-off site is open. Please refer to instructions […]

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Farm Scoop – May 2020

Small Bites – Practical Tips for Farm Resiliency – What’s a SWOC and how can it help? Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and family well-being. They are written by coaches from UMaine Extension’s Farm Coaching team. Farm Coaches are available at no cost to work remotely […]

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Farm Scoop – April 2020

Navigating the PPP Loan Application Webinar Join us for a special Legal Food Hub webinar Tuesday, April 28th at 1:00PM EST. Mary Rose Scozzafava is a volunteer attorney for the Legal Food Hub and a board member of a small local community farm in Lexington, MA. She recently assisted the farm in applying for a PPP […]

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White Overwintering Plastic

We are accepting white overwintering plastic (LDPE #4) used in the nursery industry to overwinter commercial nursery stock. Please process the white overwintering plastic following the same instructions as clear greenhouse plastic. When preparing your plastic bundles for recycling, do not mix white overwintering plastic into a bundle containing clear greenhouse plastic. Bundles need to […]

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GPR COVID-19 Announcement

Drop-off locations for greenhouse plastic recycling will not open until on or about June 21, 2020. For growers and farmers ready to recycle their plastic before June 21, we encourage you to participate in the program by storing your plastic in a clean and dry location until your local drop-off site is open. Please refer to […]

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Changes to Federal Crop Insurance due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, the USDA Risk Management Agency, authorized additional flexibility to producers who are using federal crop insurance. Changes include: allowing policyholders to submit electronic notifications for production reporting etc., an extension of production reporting dates, and allowing policyholders additional time to make premium payments. As always policyholders should communicate with their crop insurance […]

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Farm Scoop – March 2020

COVID-19 and Maine Ag FAQ University of Maine has just launched a site for you to submit your COVID-19 related agriculture questions. Answers will be posted on this FAQ site. Please submit your questions and share with other farmers. New England Grassroots Environmental Fund The COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund is for groups of three people minimum, […]

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