Sustainable Agriculture Programs

2012 Census of Agriculture — Maine

2007 Census of Agriculture — Maine

Piscataquis County Census of Agriculture

Piscataquis County 2012 2007
Number of farms 203 190
Av. size of farms 230 Acres 179 Acres
Net Cash Income $1,970,000 $938,000
Net Cash Income per farm $9,706 $4,936
Market value of selected products
Milk & other dairy (D) $3,676,000
Mixed vegetables inc. potatoes $2,147,000 $869,000
Other crops inc. hay (D) $524,000
Cattle & calves $588,000 $426,000
(D) =Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual farms.

Resources to Help Piscataquis County Farmers

Central Maine Farming Newsletter — Monthly electronic newsletter for all interested farmers. Surface mailed bi-monthly to residents of Piscataquis and Penobscot Counties.


Get Real Get Maine — Maine Department of Agriculture direct marketing web site to link farmers with consumers.  There are also links to their Senior Farm Share program, Farmers’ Markets, FAQ for farmers.


University of Maine Analytical Lab — this is the lab that does soil testing as well as manure, compost, soil amendment and plant tissue testing.

DairyOne Forage Testing Lab — this is the lab that does forage, pasture, grain and feed supplement testing. In addition to nutrient analysis they also have the capability to do mycotoxin testing.