Maine

In the News

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Proclaims August 7-13 National Farmers Market Week (July 11, 2016)

Dairy Producers Can Enroll Today to Protect Milk Production Margins (Jun 30, 2016)

USDA Extends Deadline for Recording Farm Structure (May 27, 2016)

USDA Offers Targeted Farm Loan Funding for Underserved Groups and Beginning Farmers (May 24, 2016)

USDA Announces Conservation Reserve Program Results (May 5, 2016)

USDA Offers New Loans for Portable Farm Storage and Handling Equipment (May 2, 2016)

Note: Older News Releases can be found on our Maine State News Release page.


 Donovan Todd III, State Executive Director
 Maine State Farm Service Agency

 Welcome to the Maine State USDA FSA Home Page. As State Executive Director (SED), I have made supporting our Maine farmers through our programs and loans a top priority. I have instructed FSA employees to remain focused on our mission of service to Maine farmers. Congress recently enacted a new Farm Bill which eliminated the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE) and replaced them with the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) programs.

I encourage you to search the numerous links we have on the site and revisit us from time to time as we implement the new Farm Bill and add new sources of information as it becomes available. Please feel free to contact my office if you have questions or suggestions.

Maine State Committee Introduction PDF (219KB)

Spotlights

Launching the Celebration – 30 Years of Conservation
2015 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Conservation Reserve program (CRP) and in recognition of this milestone; FSA has launched a commemorative website. The web address is www.fsa.usda.gov/CRPis30. We hope you’ll visit the site often to take an interactive, cross-country tour and see the nationwide impact of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) unfold virtually over the next several months


Introducing: Resources for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers

Small and midsize producers provide new opportunities for American agriculture across the country. This page provides small and midsize producers valuable resources and program information about access to capital, land management and conservation practices, managing risk, finding local markets, and other educational resources.