Announcements

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19. USDA is accepting applications now through August 28, 2020. Producers should apply through the Farm Service Agency at their local […]

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Disaster Set Aside News Release

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will broaden the use of the Disaster Set-Aside (DSA) loan provision, normally used in the wake of natural disasters, to allow farmers with USDA farm loans who are affected by COVID-19, and are determined eligible, to have their next payment set aside. In some cases, FSA may also set aside […]

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Leek Moths Have Been Found in Maine

Leek moths have been captured in a pheremone trap in Jackman on 5/19, the earliest capture to date in Maine. Leek moth as of last year has also spread to the Rangeley area and is expected to continue its spread in Maine. The larvae of this moth are destructive to all members of the allium […]

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Small Bites – Practical Tips for Farm Resiliency – Self-Reflection

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. Self-reflection is an often overlooked skill in life. The ability to reflect […]

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Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or CFAP, is available to an individual or legal entity who shares in the risk of producing a crop or livestock and who either: a) is entitled to a share in the crop or livestock available for marketing, or b) would have shared had the crop or livestock been marketed. […]

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Weekly Maine Farm Zoom

Friday, May 15th 10:00 AM Weekly Maine Farm Zoom This Friday will be a a special guest on the Weekly Maine Farm Zoom, U. S. Senator Susan Collins. University of Maine Cooperative Extension invites Maine farmers to join U.S. Senator Susan Collins for a discussion on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the state’s agriculture economy, to […]

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Cloth Facemasks for Farm Workers

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is partnering with the Maine Department of Corrections to make and distribute, at no cost, reusable cloth facemasks for the agricultural community in Maine.  At present, the Department has 2,000 face masks on hand and another 2,000 are on order.  While we know that cloth masks are not […]

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Webinar: Arthritis and Agriculture: The importance of protecting your joints

Arthritis and Agriculture Webinar Date: June 2, 2020 Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm To register please visit https://mainecite.org/training/webinar-arthritis-and-agriculture-the-importance-of-protecting-your-joints/ This webinar is being presented by the Maine AgrAbility Program, a project dedicated to providing education, assistance, and support to Maine farmers with disabilities engaged in production agriculture, helping them and their families maintain optimal production and experience an […]

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Pick-Your-Own Guidance Webinar

Pick-Your-Own Guidance During COVID-19 Webinar will be held on Tuesday, May 12th at 5:30pm. https://extension.umaine.edu/cumberland/pick-your-own-during-covid-19/

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