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Farm Scoop – May 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE RFP#201904076: Maine Farms for the Future Program: Phase 1 – Business Plan Development grants and Phase 2 – Investment Support grant and low-interest rate for Agricultural Marketing Loan Fund (AMLF) The State of Maine, Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Bureau of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, is required to offer grants for business […]

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Farm Scoop – April 2019

Shared-Use Farm Equipment (SUFE) Program Through this service, MOFGA provides an opportunity for farmers to borrow farm equipment at a reasonable cost. Farmers can join for an annual enrollment fee of $100, giving them access to the following equipment: SEEDBED CULTIVATOR 2-SHANK SUBSOILER PLASTIC MULCH LAYER CUSTOM RIDGE TILLER CUSTOM STRIP TILLER 3D PRINTER How […]

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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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Free Webinar on Whole Farm Revenue Protection – January 24, 2019

Webinar on Whole Farm Revenue Protection Crop Insurance Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cost:  Free. Registration is required. Click here to register for the webinar. Farmers are invited to learn about the Whole Farm Revenue Protection crop insurance program prior to the March 15 enrollment deadline with a free webinar from […]

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Weather-based Crop Management Tools Event – January 17, 2019

Explore weather-based crop management tools January 17 in Augusta Augusta, Maine — Weather-based crop management tools are a strategy farmers can use to increase resilience to extreme weather. Farmers and service providers are invited to five sessions about using weather-based tools 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on January 17, 2019 at the Augusta Civic Center, […]

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Farm Scoop – January 2019

Reminder/Last call for early registration… 2019 Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing Conference and Trade Show: Navigating Change – Strategies for Success Apply by Tomorrow & Attend for FREE! Harvest New England is pleased to offer scholarships to qualified producers from New England to attend Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing Conference and Trade Show, February 27 and […]

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Introduction to QuickBooks Pro™ and More – February 22, 2019

Introduction to QuickBooks Pro™ and More: A Free Workshop for Maine Vegetable and Small Fruit Growers Association Members Friday, February 22, 2019 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Snow Date: Friday, March 8, 2019 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM UMaine Cooperative Extension Androscoggin/Sagadahoc Counties Office 24 Main Street, Lisbon Falls, ME 04252 Venue Phone: 207.353.5550 or […]

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