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Family Dairy Shows Resiliency in Uncertain Times

By: Leila Naylor, FSA, Rhode Island Meet the multi-generational family owners of Wright’s Dairy Farm and Bakery, one of the oldest dairy operations in Northern Rhode Island. They focus on cow comfort, value-added products, and accommodating the needs of their … Continue reading

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Growing Interest in Gardening

By Dana Rogge, USDA Ashley DeBord is the owner and operator of Glory Gardens and Greenhouse LLC in Eubank, Kentucky. Managing her business during the pandemic led to adjustments in how she operates and created a bevy of new customers. … Continue reading

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Conservation, Crops, and a Corn Maze

By Christopher Willis, USDA Katie and Dallas Peebles are the owners and operators of Peebles Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze in Augusta, Arkansas. The Peebles bought the farm in 1996 and have transitioned to agritourism over the last 16 … Continue reading

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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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