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Only a Few Days Remain to Enroll in Cotton Transition Assistance Program

Producers interested in enrolling in the Cotton Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) have until Oct. 7 to do so. 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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Kudzu Spreads North

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Recognizing Farmer Health, Safety and Their Contribution to the Nation

At USDA, we look every day to support America’s farmers and ranchers stay profitable, safe and successful in their work to provide this country with the reliable and affordable supply of food, fiber — and increasingly — fuel we need. This … Continue reading

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U.S. Farm Production Expenditures Top $367 Billion in 2013; Farm Real Estate Values Increase

U.S. farmers spent $367.3 billion on agricultural production in 2013, a 2 percent increase from 2012, according to the Farm Production Expenditures report, released this month by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Per farm, the average … Continue reading

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Net Farm Income Forecast to Fall in 2014

The net farm income is forecast to be $95.8 billion in 2014, according to an updated report released this week by the USDA Economic Research Service. That’s down 26.6 percent from 2013’s forecast of $130.5 billion. If realized, it would … Continue reading

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Funding Available to Help With Agricultural Water Challenges

In an effort to help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners mitigate the impacts of drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will make $6 million in grants available this year and up to $30 million over the next five years to … Continue reading

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Farm Income Could be Second Highest on Record

Farm income is forecast to be $120.6 billion in 2013, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That is up 6 percent from the 2012 estimate of $113.8 billion. When adjusted for inflation, the … Continue reading

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Incubator Farm Helps Beginning Farmers Grow

Experimental land in New York is helping immigrants grow farms of their own. Sponsored by the Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming, the Ithaca, N.Y.-based farmland provides beginning farmers access to land, help with production and professional advice. The … Continue reading

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Report: 96 Percent of Farms are Family Owned

A report released this month by the USDA Economic Research Service shows that 96 percent of U.S. farms with crop production are family owned. The report, Farm Size and the Organization of U.S. Crop Farming, stated that businesses owned and … Continue reading

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Age is Just a Number for 100-Year-Old Farmer

By Cassie Bable, Texas FSA Public Affairs Specialist Annie Faye Woodson has been directly involved in farming and ranching in Texas for the last 76 years. At 100-years-old she stays up-to-date on Farm Service Agency (FSA) program news and still … Continue reading

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