Category Archives: Features

Building Drought Resilience to Continue the Ranch

By Donnie Lunsford, NRCS, Texas Meet the Hightowers, a West Texas farming and ranching family that raises cattle and cotton. Shelly, and her late husband Rickey, were determined to carry on the family’s ranching legacy for their children. The family … Continue reading

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Lead Your FSA: In This Together

By Madeline Alewine, Farm Service Agency The nomination period for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s annual county committee election began June 15 and continues through Aug. 2, 2021. Throughout the nomination period, we’ve been introducing county committee members across the nation. In … Continue reading

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Lead Your FSA: Serving Our Neighbors

By Savannah Halleaux, Farm Service Agency The nomination period for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s annual county committee election began June 15 and continues through Aug. 2, 2021. Throughout the nomination period, we’ve been introducing county committee members across the nation. In … Continue reading

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Lead Your FSA: Giving Back to the Ag Community

By Bobbie Kriz-Wickham, Farm Service Agency  The nomination period for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s annual county committee election began June 15 and continues through Aug. 2, 2021. Throughout the nomination period, we’ve been introducing county committee members across the nation. In … Continue reading

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Lead Your FSA: Growing in the City

By Keith Beattie, Farm Service Agency The nomination period for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s annual county committee election began June 15 and continues through Aug. 2, 2021. Throughout the nomination period, we’ve been introducing county committee members across the nation. In … Continue reading

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Lead Your FSA: Keeping Local Farmers Informed

By Lauren Moore, USDA Public Affairs Specialist The nomination period for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s annual county committee election began June 15 and continues through Aug. 2, 2021. Throughout the nomination period, we’ll be introducing county committee members across the nation. … Continue reading

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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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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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