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Lead Your FSA: A Voice for Diverse Agriculture

By Lynnette Wright, Farm Service Agency The nomination period for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) annual county committee elections began June 15 and continues through Aug. 1, 2020. Throughout the nomination period, we’ve been introducing county committee members from across the … Continue reading

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Lead Your FSA: An Opportunity to Serve

By Lauren Moore and Dana Rogge, USDA The nomination period for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) annual county committee election began June 15 and continues through Aug. 1, 2020. Throughout the nomination period, we’ll be introducing county committee members across the … Continue reading

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Lead Your FSA: A Better Perspective

By Jennifer Cole, Farm Service Agency  The nomination period for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) annual county committee election began June 15 and continues through Aug. 1, 2020. Throughout the nomination period, we’ll be introducing county committee members across the nation. … Continue reading

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Lead Your FSA: Third Generation of Local Service

By Lauren Moore, USDA The nomination period for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) annual county committee election began June 15 and continues through Aug. 1, 2020. Throughout the nomination period, we’ll be introducing county committee members across the nation. This week … Continue reading

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Nomination Period for FSA County Committee Elections Opens June 15

The nomination period for USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees opens on June 15. Each county office is looking for producers to serve on the local county committee. County committee elections are held annually in every county when FSA … Continue reading

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USDA Now Accepting Applications for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Online Tools and Call Center Available to Assist Producers By: Richard Fordyce, Farm Service Agency Administrator You can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which provides direct payments to farmers and ranchers to offset impacts from the coronavirus … Continue reading

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Roots Run Deep

By Chris Groskreutz, NRCS, Michelle Stone and Buford Sanders, Georgia Forestry Commission  Meet Johnny Bembry of Pulaski County, Georgia. The Bembry family has made a living on their farm for over 200 years, adapting and evolving how they manage the … Continue reading

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Meadowlark’s Market Advantage

By Jessica Claypole, FSA Meet Eric and Amy Kinman, owners of Meadowlark Farm, a regenerative farming operation located in rural Gasconade County, Missouri. Rooted on eight acres, Meadowlark Farm began with just six head of heritage breed feeder pigs in … Continue reading

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Transforming with Conservation

By: Aaron Blackburn and Hanna Collins, FSA Bill Cooper, is a cattle farmer from Wythe County, Virginia, where he raises Angus cattle on the same land that his family has operated since 1941. Bill lives on the farm with his … Continue reading

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Steward of the Land

By: Anna Kearney, FSA Christopher Sumpter Jr. is a fourth-generation farmer from Borden, South Carolina, where he raises Hereford and Black Angus cattle. Chris is continuing his family’s legacy, running a cow-calf operation and working daily in the pastures. Preserving … Continue reading

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