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Phase two economic recovery grant

Reminder: Economic Recovery Grant, deadline reminder, application assistance Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 10/26/2020 05:11 PM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. APPLY FOR A PHASE TWO ECONOMIC RECOVERY GRANT Reminder that the deadline to apply is this Thursday, October 29, 2020, 11:59 […]


Crop insurance press release

October 23, 2020 by Chris HowardCrop Insurance Press Release for immediate distribution:PRF Insurance Comment Period OPEN FOR 2 MORE WEEKS ONLY:Here is the link to a USDA news release about a public comment period on Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance. The comment period is open until November 5, 2020. Comments can be submitted via email […]


Plans for a Virtual 2021 Maine Agricultural Trades Show

 Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Announces Plans for a Virtual 2021 Maine Agricultural Trades Show Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 09/29/2020 04:34 PM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 29, 2020 Contact: Jim Britt  Department of Agriculture, Conservation and […]


Invasive Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses Found in Maine

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 29, 2020 Contact: Jim Britt Invasive Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses Found in MaineNo Live Spotted Lanternflies Found  AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Agricultural, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) today announced finding egg masses of the invasive spotted lanternfly (SLF) on trees in Maine […]


2021 Agricultural Trades Show, celebrating the resilience of our agricultural community

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 09/29/2020 01:55 PM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. September 29, 2020 Dear Friends: From shifting to online sales to going virtual for Open Farm Day, and from adjusting to socially distanced farmers’ markets to embracing new guidance […]


Phase two, Maine’s economic recovery grant program

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. ANNOUNCING PHASE TWO OF MAINE’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY GRANT PROGRAM Phase 2 is a new opportunity for business owners and nonprofit managers who were not able to apply in Phase 1 Maine businesses and nonprofits with up to 250 employees can apply for the newly announced Phase 2 […]


Forest & Shade Tree – Insect & Disease Conditions for Maine

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Insect & Disease Conditions Update Forest & Shade Tree – Insect & Disease Conditions for Maine September 25, 2020 Personnel Updates Girdled Ash Peeling Time Insects Diseases, Injuries and Environmental Issues Publications of Interest Calendar Personnel Updates Kaitlyn Whittemore joined the Forest Health and […]


Recertification pesticide points

Live Virtual Pesticide Applicator Recertification Programs Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Certification Training The Board of Pesticides Control and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension have previously hosted fall credit programs.  Due to Covid-19, this year we are hosting live virtual programs for applicators to earn recertification credits.  There […]


Virtual tours helpful hints

  Hi all,   Anne Trenholm, who Coordinated Open Farm Day, is sharing takeaways from her efforts in Open Farm Day and agricultural awareness efforts. If people do have questions about DIY—and they don’t have a member who’s great at capturing images, we’ve put some information on the agritourism page:   Determine the audience & […]


USDA provides direct assistance to farmers affected by covid-19

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. From: Nancy McBrady, Director, Bureau of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources To: Maine agriculture businesses Subject: USDA Provides Additional Direct Assistance to Farmers Impacted by the Coronavirus, “CFAP 2” USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced up to $14 billion in added funding for agricultural […]