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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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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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Cotton Growers Stunted by Harsh Weather

Texas cotton growers have been hurt by the drought, hail and blowing sand that has damaged nearly 50 percent of the cotton crop. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Texas cotton growers are expecting to harvest 1.86 million acres, … Continue reading

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Lack of Workers Prove Costly to Local Producers

Texas farmers Bernie and Cynthia Thiel spent days planting, watering and nurturing their squash. Now, they are shredding those profits into the ground because they have no workers to pick the crop. After advertising on the radio and newspaper for … Continue reading

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100-Year-Old Farmer Annie Faye Woodson Dies

The Farm Service Agency must report some sad news.  We recently featured a story about 100-year-old but very active rancher Annie Faye Woodson.  Annie died this week from a stroke.  Her grandson notified our staff in Texas of her passing, … 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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USDA Pilot Program Supports New Population of Farmers in Midwest

A USDA-funded pilot program is helping a new segment of the farming population in the Midwest. An immigrant-training program launched in January, is supporting aspiring farmers in Nebraska and Missouri. Although immigrant-owned farm operations are not new in California and … Continue reading

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Preserving Green Grazing Even During Drought

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FSA Committee Member Continues Legacy of Sweetest, Hard-to-Find Cantaloupes

Texas FSA State Committee member Armando Mandujano and his brothers are one of a handful of farmers continuing the sweet tradition of the famous Pecos cantaloupes. Just one thing — they aren’t in Pecos, Texas, anymore. The majority of the … Continue reading

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