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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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Small Bites – Practical Tips for Farm Resiliency – Schedules Can 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 with farmers and farm families. Routines and schedules can ease stress. When there is uncertainty all around, […]

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EPA Mandated Paraquat Training for Certified Applicators

As of Fall 2019, new EPA regulations for paraquat went into effect.  The new regulations state that: Only licensed applicators can mix, load, or apply paraquat Applicators must receive EPA training before using Applicators must follow additional label requirements Paraquat dichloride, (sold under the brand names Gramoxone, Firestorm, Parazone, Cyclone, and more), is used as an herbicide and […]

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Supporting Agriculture and Forestry During the COVID-19 Outbreak

The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry has created a COVID-19 Resources Webpage, which is continuously updated. It includes resources for small businesses, essential service providers, public-facing entities like farms and farmers’ markets, and animal health and welfare personnel. Please use this link to tell DACF how COVID-19 is impacting your farm, food, or forestry-related business.

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