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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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Agricultural Producers Begin Receiving Disaster Assistance from ELAP

Nearly 2,500 agricultural producers and beekeepers will begin receiving disaster assistance from the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP). “For certain agricultural producers who raise bees, farm-raised fish and livestock, and who suffered weather or disease … Continue reading

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Lack of Farm Bill Puts Limits on How USDA Helps Storm-Ravished Producers

Despite the lack of a farm bill, farmers and ranchers in South Dakota affected by the Atlas Blizzard may be eligible for assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agriculture Services Michael Scuse announced … Continue reading

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GPS Cows and Virtual Fences Become Future of Farming

Conventional fencing can be restrictive and not allow for flexibility most ranchers need. That is why one USDA researcher is aiming to do away with traditional fencing for an invisible, high-tech version. Dean M. Anderson wants to make the land … Continue reading

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Halloween May Have Roots in Agriculture

The last day of October is consumed with costumes, parties and trick-or-treaters, but Halloween got its start in agriculture. For ancient Celtic cultures, Oct. 31 was the last day of the year and a day to bring animals in for … Continue reading

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Kansas FSA to Host Seminar on Livestock Feeding & Drought

Kansas producers concerned about hay reserves after a historic drought and the cost to feed animals if a harsh winter hits this year, should plan to attend a “Drought Concerns: Water Issues and Livestock Feeding” meeting. The meeting — sponsored … Continue reading

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Sale of Organic Crops, Livestock Hits $3.5 Billion

More than $3.5 billion in organic commodities were sold in the United States in 2011, according to a survey by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. Based on the 2011 Certified Organic Production Survey, corn led organic field crops in … Continue reading

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Obama, Vilsack Announce Purchases to Help Producers Affected by Drought

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USDA Bends Rules on Conservation Programs to Help Farmers, Livestock Producers Weather Drought

USDA announced additional steps to assist farmers and livestock producers suffering from one of the worst droughts seen in more than 70 years. During a media conference today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced changes to several conservation programs that will … Continue reading

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