Category Archives: Regional Posts

The McCalls Keep Ag ‘All in the Family’

By Scott Whittington, Public Affairs Specialist A lot of American families “make it work” through hard times. One family in Arkansas has seen ups and downs on their family farm with droughts, floods and other property damages. Other families may quit, … Continue reading

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400 Participate in Community-Supported Agriculture

By Tanya Brown, Outreach Marketing Editor For a few years, Kacie Luckett, who had only two acres of growing space, was told there was no way she could compete against large farms at a farmers market. They were right.

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Texas Rancher Recovers from Drought

By Shawn McCowan, Public Affairs Specialist, Texas Farm Service Agency Cheryl Wright is a third-generation rancher in Houston and Anderson Counties. Despite a lifetime in agriculture, she never considered turning to USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) for assistance. Wright was … Continue reading

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Deputy Under Secretary Baccam Talks Transition to Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers; Visits Local Farm to See Conservation Efforts

By Dana Rogge, Public Affairs and Outreach Specialist, Missouri Farm Service Agency Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services (FFAS) and USDA Military Veterans Agricultural Liaison, Lanon Baccam, is on a mission to get service men and women … Continue reading

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Family Transportation Company in Idaho Expands to Biomass Products

One of the largest employers in Benewah County, Idaho, happens to be involved in the agriculture industry. Jack Buell Co, Inc. is a family owned business that started in 1959 in St. Maries, Idaho. The family operation transports forest products … Continue reading

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Boots on the Ground for Ag

USDA Offers “TIP” to Retiring Farmers; Pathways for Veterans by Scott Whittington, FSA Public Affairs Specialist As military veterans approach their end of active service, they may wonder what their next steps will be. There are multiple options in addition … Continue reading

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Celebrating 30 Years of Conservation Partnerships in Missouri

By Dana Rogge, Public Affairs and Outreach Specialist, Missouri Farm Service Agency Just one county west of St. Louis lies Franklin County, Missouri, filled with rolling hills, diverse agriculture and some of Missouri’s finest Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) practices in the … Continue reading

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Drought Can’t Stop 50 Years of Farming Experience

By: Kaylyn Franks, District Director, Idaho Farm Service Agency Charles and Patricia Damele have jumped their share of hurdles when it comes to farming. With nearly 300 cattle and 560 acres of hay and pasture in Northern Idaho, they have battled … Continue reading

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Adams County FSA Educates Children about Conservation and Bats in Indiana

  Bats – The Real Dark Knights By: Abigail Armentrout, Indiana Farm Service Agency, County Operations Trainee Splash! It is a common sound this time of year as the weather gets warmer and kids start playing in the water.  However, … Continue reading

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Pollinator Week Ends – A Fan of Bees

FSA Joins Other USDA Agencies Celebrating on the DC Mall Susan Cole (right), executive communication analyst and Hannah Mitchell (left), graphic designer with Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) assemble a homemade bee fan … Continue reading

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