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Northern Cheyenne Woman Carries on Family Ranching Tradition

By Jennifer Perez Cole, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA Farm Service Agency in Montana Working cows in Muddy Creek on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana keeps Ryhal Rowland connected to the land and to her love of agriculture. Rowland, … Continue reading

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USDA Under Secretary Introduces E-15 Biofuel Pumps to Nebraska Motorists

(OMAHA, Neb.) – USDA Under Secretary Michael Scuse and Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts recently visited one of the first fuel pump investments made possible through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP). Thanks to the investment, Nebraska motorists can now fill their … Continue reading

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A Century of Success

The United States Warehouse Act Continues to Do Its Job by Kent Politsch The United States Warehouse Act, administered by USDA Farm Service Agency, is officially 100 years old today, Aug. 11. In 1916, the creation of rules and standards … Continue reading

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County Committee Election Nominations in Full Swing

Important Process Runs Through August 1 County Committees make up a unique system envied broadly for its grassroots connection to governing policy. Each year, about one-third of the committee members are elected in a rotation of leadership. It gives the committees … Continue reading

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Administrator Encouraged by CRP

Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini has been putting in the miles as he travels to several states, meeting with employees and touring the nation’s diverse agricultural landscape. At several of his farm and ranch visits, he witnessed the broad reach of … Continue reading

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Mapping the Ag-Nation: 2016 National GIS Training (Part 1)

By Simone Grant for FSA Public Affairs In mid-March, Geographic Information System specialists, county office employees, national office staff, and program management of all levels at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) gathered together in Charlotte, North … Continue reading

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NAP Is Considered “Berry” Good in Iowa

By Elizabeth Lauren Moore, for FSA Public Affairs In the spring of 2012, Iowa farmers experienced a harsh freeze that damaged crops and altered production for the year. Vaughn Pittz, his wife Cindy and son Andrew were among the many … Continue reading

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Farming and Ranching for Disabled Veterans: Opportunities for Success

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Lanon Baccam recently addressed the general session of the 2016 AgrAbility National Training Workshop in Fort. Collins, Colorado. Sponsored by USDA, AgrAbility works to enhance the … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2016

April 22, 2016, is a day for celebrating our Earth, an event established in 1970 to honor the planet on which we live. The goal announced to the world on this Earth Day is to plant 7.8 billion trees from now … Continue reading

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Fence Post Studio – Reaching Farmers and Ranchers

Fence Post Studio with Administrator Val Dolcini Introducing Bridges to Opportunities The Farm Service Agency offers American farmers and ranchers ways to solve problems and succeed with their businesses, including ways to strengthen local food systems or assist in starting … Continue reading

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