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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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Join USDA for a PrepareAthon Twitter Chat

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (@USDA) will hold a Twitter chat on Monday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. ET to discuss ways individuals and communities can prepare for emergency situations. This month is National Preparedness Month and USDA is participating … Continue reading

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Assistance Available to Producers for Fruit Losses

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 may be eligible for assistance. The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program provides … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Rural America: Farmers Show Strength in Tough Times

By Michael Scuse, Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services For the past few weeks we’ve shared stories of how the farmers and ranchers across the country have been helped by disaster assistance programs restored by the 2014 Farm … Continue reading

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Drought Assistance Helps Nebraska Rancher Get Back on Track

By Tanya Brown, FSA Writer/Editor When enrollment opened for the USDA disaster assistance programs this April, LaNelle Martin was one of the first to sign up at the Kimball County FSA office in Nebraska. “After two years of a severe … Continue reading

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USDA Provides 12-Week Progress Update on Disaster Assistance

More than 106,000 disaster payments have been made to farmers and ranchers in 40 states across the county who suffered livestock and grazing losses. “Farmers and ranchers who waited two and a half years for a Farm Bill are now … Continue reading

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California Producer Preserves Rare Breed

By Brenda Carlson, FSA Lead Regional Public Affairs Specialist The Nakagawa Ranch (Valley Springs, Calif.), owned and operated by Glenn and Keiko Nakagawa, is a cattle operation steeped in history and tradition. The Nakagawas raise American Wagyu (Wa = Japanese … Continue reading

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Small Operation Perseveres Until Drought Relief Comes

By Brenda Carlson, FSA Lead Regional Public Affairs Specialist Keegan Poe of Johnson County, Indiana is a busy man. Not only is Poe a regional manager for Indiana Farm Bureau, but in his “spare time,” he holds down a second … Continue reading

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Drought Not Expected to Ease in May

The month of May isn’t bringing any improvements to drought-stricken states, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center. According to the agency’s monthly drought outlook, drought conditions will continue from the state of Washington to … Continue reading

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