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FSA Helps Beekeeper Share Passion for Honeybees

By Paula Blough, Michigan FSA Program Technician Steve Reiger has been captivated by bees since he was a young boy. So it is no surprise that he now has more than 100 colonies, received his Master beekeeper certification and is … 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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Deep in the Heart of Texas

By Brenda Carlson, Public Affairs Specialist, FSA While in Texas for a national Farm Bill training for 300 Farm Service Agency (FSA) employees, FSA Administrator Val Dolcini ventured into the countryside to visit with farmers and ranchers in the Lone … Continue reading

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FSA Brings Christmas Back to Missouri Families

By Dana Rogge, Public Affairs and Outreach Specialist, Missouri FSA For many families, the holiday season kicks off with picking out the perfect tree.  Everyone bundles up in their winter coats, hats and gloves and takes a hay ride through … Continue reading

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Farming and Ranching is More Than a Livelihood – It’s a Way of Life

By Brenda Carlson, Public Affairs Specialist, FSA If farming and ranching were simple endeavors, everyone would be involved in productions agriculture because those who have the fortitude are drawn to the way of life as much, if not more, than … Continue reading

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Disaster Funding Brings Joy Just in Time for Christmas

Terry and Cheryl Hammerstrom lost 90 percent of their herd when winter storm Atlas hit South Dakota last October. “One of the first things that came to my mind after the blizzard, and I know it sounds kind of silly … Continue reading

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Reminder: Only a Few Days Left for Livestock Producers to Sign Up for Disaster Assistance

Producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses must secure assistance by Oct. 1, 2014. After that date, anyone seeking assistance will suffer a 7.3 percent reduction in the amount of disaster relief they can receive. The Budget Control Act passed … Continue reading

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Producers Suffering Fruit Losses Have Less Than a Week to Enroll for Assistance

Producers who did not have access to crop insurance yet suffered losses to bush or tree fruit crops due to frost or freeze during the 2012 crop year have until Sept. 22 to enroll in the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance … Continue reading

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Reminder: Livestock Producers Should Sign Up for Disaster Assistance Programs by Oct. 1

Producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses must secure assistance by Sept. 30, 2014. After that date, anyone seeking assistance will suffer a 7.3 percent reduction in the amount of disaster relief they can receive. The Budget Control Act passed … Continue reading

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Livestock Producers Reminded to Sign Up for Disaster Assistance Programs by Oct. 1

Producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses must secure assistance by Sept. 30, 2014. After that date, anyone seeking assistance will suffer a 7.3 percent reduction in the amount of disaster relief they can receive. The Budget Control Act passed … Continue reading

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