Parts of Maine
experienced reduced rainfall or drought during 2016. Shifts in the
weather of any kind can cause variability in a farm’s net revenue or bottom
line - but preparedness can reduce or eliminate threats caused by drought.
The University of
Maine Cooperative Extension created the following resource to help farmers,
gardeners, and landowners plan for and successfully navigate the impacts
caused by drought. This
webpage document provides a collection of resources that identify where to turn
to when a well runs dry, what to do when the farm runs out of water, and where
to go for buying and selling hay. It also provides information on crop
insurance and other federal farm programs. As the next growing season
approaches, consider these simple-to-implement measures as a means
to lessen or avoid the impact of drought.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension: Drought Resources