Initial Orientation: Maine Blueberries

Welcome to TAAforFarmers.org

The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program for Farmers delivered technical assistance to producers of agricultural commodities and fishermen who have been adversely affected by import competition. The TAA program delivered training to nearly 10,000 producers of Catfish, Asparagus, Maine Wild Blueberries, as well as Shrimp and Lobster fishermen.

Blueberry Outlook

You can view any of the free online training courses developed for the TAA program. TAA participants also completed business adjustment plans using AgPlan (http://AgPlan.com), the online business plan writing app; or AgTransitions (http://AgTransitions.umn.edu), an online transition planning app. Since the end of TAA the AgPlan development team has developed a fishing specific software call FishBizPlan (http://FishBizPlan.org).

Unfortunately, this program has ended because federal funding for the program was cut. If you have questions related to TAA for Farmers, please contact the Center for Farm Financial Management at cffm@umn.edu

Section Image This section will provide a brief discussion on your commodity's outlook as well as a short discussion on opportunities to improve production and efficiencies, alternative marketing opportunities, and an evaluation of alternative enterprises.

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  •   Introduction and North American Blueberry crop
      South America and Europe blueberry crop
      Wild blueberry Crop North America
      Wild blueberry Crop Maine
      World blueberry Crop trends
      Best Management and Business topics