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FSA Administrator Val Dolcini Listens to Customers and Employees on Travels

Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini continued his active engagement with customers and FSA employees during recent trips to several northeastern states.  In a trip to New York to help the state FFA kick-off its 98th annual convention on … Continue reading

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Unsung Hero Helps Community Survive Devastating Disaster

Pictured from left to right:  Jim Neill (CED), Dixie Oedekoven (PT), Julie Bronemann (PT), Mary Kay Lemmel (PT), Holly Howie (PT), Tacy Snyder (FLO), Lois Kirkegaard (PT), Ron Adam (FLM) Sturgis, S.D. — According to Jim Neill, Meade County Farm … Continue reading

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The Big Picture

APFO employees repackage USDA commodity shipments that will be sent to community distribution centers across 29 counties in Utah. Farmers and ranchers know that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, with its network of more than 2,100 field offices in nearly … Continue reading

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South Dakota Pheasants Forever Recognized USDA Employee as Conservationist of the Year

By:  Cassie Bable, Public Affairs Specialist – USDA Farm Service Agency Meet Natalie Sattler, FSA Program Technician, Brown County, South Dakota For three decades, landowners across the U.S. have committed to being good stewards of the land by protecting natural … Continue reading

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FSA Employee in Arkansas “Irons Out” Wrinkles in Major Farm Program… Literally

Clay County Employees Go the Extra Mile to Ensure Successful Farm Program Delivery USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) employees and agricultural producers alike passed a milestone recently: the deadline for selecting the new Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss … Continue reading

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Record Harvests Bring Out the Best in FSA’s Grain Storage Oversight

While providing grain farmers with loans and safety-net programs is an important function at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the agency’s role in protecting the nation’s food supply does not stop when farmers deliver their harvest to the market. … Continue reading

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A New Partnership Prepares Farmers for Complex Decisions

An important new partnership is preparing agricultural producers for decisions that need to be made soon so farmers can participate in safety-net programs that were created by the 2014 Farm Bill. Congress gave USDA and the Cooperative Extension System a … Continue reading

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Commodity Credit Corporation Releases Lending Rates for January 2015

The USDA Commodity Credit Corporation, which helps stabilize, support and protect farm income and prices, released interest rates for January 2015. The borrowing rate-based charge is 0.125, which is unchanged from December 2014, while the 1996 and subsequent crop year … Continue reading

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FSA Announces New Yield Data for Safety Net Calculations

New information is available to producers to update program payment yields to help them better select protection offered by the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. “The Farm Bill provided landowners with the option of updating … Continue reading

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Revisiting Boulder County Agriculture Following the Worst Flood in Colorado’s Recorded History

By Brenda Carlson, Public Affairs Specialist, FSA Although it’s been over one year, Sept. 12, 2013, is a date forever etched in the minds of Boulder County residents as the beginning of an epic flood event that dumped a record … Continue reading

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