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Rhode Island Women in Agriculture Connect for Success

By: Leila Naylor, Rhode Island FSA Administrative Specialist Started a few years ago, the Rhode Island Women in Agriculture conference was a great way to bring together women farmers from across the state to talk tips and tricks of the … Continue reading

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Growing a Dairy Farm One Scoop at a Time

By Lauren Moore, Farm Service Agency Public Affairs Specialist Between late spring and the fall, residents and visitors of Ringoes, New Jersey, can enjoy locally-sourced ice cream, fresh bottled milk, hamburgers, hot dogs, bratwurst and more at the Red Barn … Continue reading

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Officials View Producer Efforts to Improve Quality of Chesapeake Bay

By Skip Hyberg, Senior Economist, USDA Farm Service Agency “As of 2015, an estimated 18,091,710 people lived in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, up from 17,986,898 in 2014. Experts predict the watershed’s population will surpass 20 million by 2030 and reach … Continue reading

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Farm Loan Programs – Making a Difference for Thousands in Rural America across the Country

By Jim Radintz, Deputy Administrator for Farm Loan Programs, Farm Service Agency Capital is the lifeblood of any farming and ranching operation, and in the recently completed fiscal year the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Loan Programs pumped $5.9 … Continue reading

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Outside the City Limits of Austin, Texas, Where Two Agriculture Worlds Coexist

By Lindsey Abentroth, Public Affairs and Marketing Coordinator, North Dakota Farm Service Agency Settled right outside the Austin, Texas city limits lies a small-scale farmland oasis called Johnson’s Backyard Garden (JBG). As the name indicates, JBG began as a small backyard … Continue reading

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