IncSmart Maine (Small Business and Startups) - Trump sends aid to Maine. The Department of Agriculture is offering a lifeline to the state of Maine and it's lobster industry. The farm bailout for Midwest farmers will now include fishing companies in Maine. The lobster industry supports thousands of Maine citizens.
Trump's tariff war with China has caused an increase in the price of Maine's lobsters. China is charging a 35% markup and started buying Canadian lobsters. However, Maine is still holding on to the Lobster Festival, including the crowning of the Sea Goddess. The Main Lobster Festival has held the Sea Goddess coronation since 1948. The coronation will be held August 8. Please wear masks and practice social distancing.