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.
The new Dairy Margin Protection Program (DMP) will replace our MILC Program that will end on October 1, 2014 or as soon as the DMP is implemented. FSA looks forward to working with each of you as we receive instructions and implement these new programs. Our Farm Loan Programs remain strong and with the new Micro Loan Program makes it much easier to qualify for our beginning farmer loans. I am excited about the opportunities for Maine agriculture, from traditional agricultural to the new and rapidly growing aqua cultural industries.
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.
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.
Notice to Hispanic and/or Women Farmers:
USDA Announces Process to Resolve Discrimination Claims of Hispanic and Women Farmers
Click below if you are a woman or Hispanic farmer and believe you were improperly denied farm loan benefits by USDA between 1981 and 2000. You may be eligible for compensation.
- Poster and Notice to Hispanic or Women Farmers: Compensation for Claims of Discrimination - English/Spanish