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Dynamic Duo Featured at First Work Force Engagement Open House

by Latawnya Dia, FSA Public Affairs Specialist The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Workforce Engagement (WE) team held the first employee “In-Reach” Open House on May 19, to further employee engagement by showcasing the talent and skill of FSA’s Graphic Section … 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 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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FSA Administrator Announces Dairy Program Sign-Up Extension During Visit to TN Dairy

By Brenda Carlson, Public Affairs Specialist, FSA Ninety-seven percent of all U.S. dairy operations are family-owned and the Bernard Dairy in Orlinda, Tenn. is no exception. Joel Bernard, his brother Ashley, mom Linda, dad Danny and five grandkids keep the … Continue reading

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Application Deadline Extended for Dairy Margin Protection Program

The deadline for the Margin Protection Program for dairy has been extended to Dec. 19. The program protects participating dairy producers when the margin — the difference between the price of milk and feed costs — falls below levels of … 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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FSA Encourages Farmers to Work With Decision Tools

It’s a busy time for Farm Service Agency (FSA) employees across the nation as they assist farmers and ranchers in signing up for new assistance programs, field questions about a farm bill that’s different from any program in recent memory … Continue reading

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Dolcini Makes Rounds, Promotes FSA Programs in Pennsylvania

New FSA Administrator Val Dolcini traveled to Pennsylvania to meet with producers, employees and community organizations to promote FSA programs and offer ideas of his vision as leader of the Farm Service Agency. “He was well received,” said Bill Wehry, … Continue reading

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Farming In The Heartland

By Val Dolcini, FSA Administrator I have experienced a lot of agricultural seasons in my lifetime, most recently witnessing another great season last week — a harvest in the heartland. For my first visit outside of the Nation’s capital as the … Continue reading

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