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A Few Pennsylvania Acres in Conservation Makes a Big Splash in the Chesapeake Bay

Roger and Kandy Rohrer and their children know that even small changes on their farm help clean up important natural resources not far away. The family farms in Pennsylvania’s rural Lancaster County. The Rohrers have noticed tremendous environmental benefits on … Continue reading

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USDA Conservation Program Helps Reduce Flooding Concerns along Tennessee’s Red River

Like every farmer, Brendan Finucane needs rain to transform the seeds he plants into a bountiful harvest.  For Finucane, and others who farm along the Red River in Tennessee’s northeast Robertson County, too much rain during the growing season brings … Continue reading

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Corn, Soybeans Expected to Reach Record-High Yields

Corn production is expected to reach 14.4 billion bushels this year, up 3 percent from 2013, according to the Crop Production report released this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows. Soybean production is forecast at 3.96 billion bushels … Continue reading

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USDA Invests $20 Million to Hire 11,000 Youth and Veterans on Forest Lands

In fiscal year 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture invested $20 million in partnerships that supported work and training opportunities for 11,000 youth and veterans on national forests and grasslands. The USDA Forest Service provided employment opportunities for youth and … Continue reading

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New Financial Assistance Available to Citrus Growers Affected by HLB

New funding is available to Florida citrus growers affected by Huanglongbing, also known as HLB or citrus greening. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that growers will be eligible for up to 50 percent of the cost of the … Continue reading

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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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Corn Production and Yield to be Highest on Record

A USDA Crop Production report released this week forecasts corn production at 14.4 billion bushels, up 3 percent from the August forecast. September yields are expected to average 171.7 bushels per acre, up 4.3 bushes from August. If realized, this … 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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Agriculture Data Released for American Indian Reservations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released the 2012 Census of Agriculture American Indian Reservations report that collects reservation-level data and covers 76 American Indian reservations in 16 states. The report contains a variety of statistics including the number and size … 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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