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Kentucky Farmer Seizes Opportunity to Put Down Roots of His Own

By:  Kentucky Farm Service Agency For the first 25 years of Daniel Hayden’s life, he has dedicated his time working on other people’s farms. He fed cows, cut hay, hauled tobacco and for the past five years, managed his parents’ … Continue reading

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Farm Bill Program to Provide Relief to Farmers Affected by Severe Weather

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new Farm Bill initiative that will provide relief to farmers affected by drought and other severe weather. The Actual Production History Yield Exclusion (APH) allows eligible producers to receive a higher approved yield on … 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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Google Hangout Highlights What the New Farm Bill Means to Farmers

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Obama Administration Praised for Implementation of Farm Bill

The 2014 Farm Bill has been implemented better than any of the past seven, according to Mary Kay Thatcher, director of public policy at the American Farm Bureau. Based on The Hagstrom Report, Thatcher praised the Obama Administration for listening … Continue reading

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Farmers Given an Early Termination Option for CRP Contracts

Producers with acres under contract through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) who want to terminate their contract can do so before Jan. 30, 2015. The 2014 Farm Bill allows producers to apply for early contract termination if the contract has … Continue reading

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Enrollment Opens for Cotton Transition Assistance Program

Producers interested in enrolling in the Cotton Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) can do so starting Monday, Aug. 11. The program provides interim payments to cotton producers during the 2014 crop year until the Stacked Income Protection Plan — a new … Continue reading

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Vilsack Gives 6 Month Update on Farm Bill Progress

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack reported continued progress on the 2014 Farm Bill this week. “I am pleased to report that we have made tremendous progress in the first six months since the Farm Bill was signed,” Vilsack said. “Thousands of … Continue reading

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Secretary Vilsack Announces Continued Progress on 2014 Farm Bill Implementation

Progress continues in the implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill. In an announcement this week by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, progress is being made with disaster relief through the Livestock Indemnity Program and the Livestock Forage Disaster Program being implemented … Continue reading

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Need More Information on Farm Bill Implementation?

The USDA Farm Service Agency is working diligently to implement services and programs authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. To keep the public updated, FSA has provided a Web page to keep farmer and ranchers updated on the progress being … Continue reading

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