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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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Trailer Made for Farmers Markets

By Lynnette Wright, FSA Phil and Dawn Keppler of SK Herefords in Medina, New York, raise registered and commercial Hereford beef cattle on their farm, as well as corn and hay. Located about halfway between Rochester and Buffalo, their location … Continue reading

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Pushing Forward to Live the Dream

By Danny Hoots, FSA Tommy Turner Jr., is a new farmer who operates near Eudora, Arkansas. Many doors of opportunity opened for Tommy when he graduated college, but it was the dream of farming that called him back home. Where … Continue reading

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Keeping the Momentum

By Leila Naylor, FSA Ian and Stesha Campbell are siblings and owners of Mooresfield Oyster Farm located in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Ian starts off every morning commercial fishing, followed by an afternoon of helping his sister tend to their oyster … Continue reading

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Commitment to Habitat Renewal

By Kathy Ferge, USDA One of the state’s smaller tribes, the Burns Paiute tribe has established itself as an active conservation partner in eastern Oregon. The tribe worked with the Bonneville Power Administration to purchase two off-reservation properties through the … Continue reading

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Holiday Tradition Years in The Making

By Dana Rogge, USDA Meet the Schweizer family of northwest Missouri. The Friday after Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday shopping season, and for the Schweizers, it’s opening day for Christmas tree season on the farm. Business Evolution  The Schweizer’s farm … Continue reading

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