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September 11, 2020 – Discontinued: MOFGA will no longer add posts to this news feed. Please continue to enjoy the archival information posted here that is provided as a free service to MOFGA members and the greater worldwide community. Thank you for reading. You may donate to MOFGA here to support our work.

Hot, dry July diminishes local blueberry yields

August 27, 2020 – By Eli Forman, Castine Patriot – Those hoping to stock up on blueberries for the freezer may have limited options this year, as drought conditions combined with coronavirus precautions have reduced yields for many producers both locally and statewide.

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The Pandemic Continues To Wreak Havoc On Maine Farms

July 24, 2020 – By Jennifer Mitchell, Maine Public – With harvest on the horizon and the summer slipping away, COVID-19 continues to wreak new havoc on Maine farms in diverse ways. Some farmers say the pandemic is dealing blows to their business plans and complicating an already complex labor market — even driving some to the brink of disaster.

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Linneus farm sets up online farmer’s market for Houlton area

July 20, 2020 – By Alexander MacDougall, The County – When Clare Desrosiers first started selling her farm-raised chicken online, she found the process to be much easier and more efficient. When COVID-19 broke out, it suddenly became essential.

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USDA Hasn’t Helped Small Farmers in Pandemic, Lawmakers Say

July 14, 2020 – By By Chuck Abbott, Successful Farming – The USDA has ignored small diversified farms in its $16 billion coronavirus relief program despite specific instructions from Congress to help them, said two U.S. lawmakers on Monday. Wheat growers said they deserved broader coverage, including payments on this year’s crop. The USDA has disbursed $5.9 billion since payments began in early June, with $2.6 billion going to cattle producers.

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