Federal Aid Available for Farmers 

The snow and cold temperatures are hurting a major industry.Ranchers and farmers throughout Maine are struggling to keep livestock alive, this winter. But the USDA Farm Service Agency wants to remind them that there are programs that can help.Among the key options are the Livestock Indemnity Program and the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-raised Fish. To qualify for help, you must file notice with your local FSA office within thirty days of the time you lose your livestock.For more information, visit