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Farm Family Doing their Part to Help Protect Top Trout Stream in Connecticut

Windham County farmers, William III and Sally Ireland, know they are fortunate to live so close to one of the state’s top trout streams that runs nearly 18 miles through northeastern Connecticut. The Natchaug River is a trophy trout stream, … Continue reading

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Modern-Day Land Grab: Expiring CRP Contracts Create Opportunity For Fledgling Farmers

Courtesy Martha Mintz, John Deere’s THE FURROW Magazine, There was no shotgun start or race to stake a claim, but when Conservation Reserve Program contracts started expiring, a good old-fashioned land rush kicked off in Blaine County, Mont. “Ten years … Continue reading

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USDA Provides Additional Assistance to Ranchers Impacted by Drought

Livestock producers in areas impacted by drought may find some relief as the USDA Farm Service Agency approved the opening of additional Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for haying or grazing. “States must adhere to specific guidelines to ensure that … Continue reading

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Free Webinar Provides Information on Upcoming CRP Sign-Up

Officials from the Farm Service Agency and the Natural Resources Conservation Service will take part in a free webinar to discuss the upcoming Conservation Reserve Program open sign-up period. Sponsored by the Women, Food and Agriculture Network, the webinar will … Continue reading

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Website Provides Listing of CRP Sign-Up Meetings by State

A website has been developed to help farmers and ranchers find a meeting to discuss the upcoming Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) sign-up. The 45th general CRP sign-up opens May 20 and runs through June 14. During that time, producers can … Continue reading

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Additional 218 Counties Named Disaster Areas; Crop Insurance Deadline Extended

An additional 218 counties in 12 states have been named a primary natural disaster area due to the drought. The worsening drought has caused many producers to suffer, prompting Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to expand emergency haying and grazing on … Continue reading

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Auto Exec Trades Up for a Ranch

By Kent Politsch, Chief, FSA Public Affairs Branch Some people have “Heaven on Earth!” How many times have you heard that said?  Ever wonder who or where they were talking about?  If you were in Wyoming, it might have been … Continue reading

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FSA’s Zip the Bee Participates in National Pollinator Event

The People's Garden at USDA Headquarters in Washington, DC. was the location of the 5th Annual Pollinator Celebration. Various activities and exhibits on bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles highlighted the work of USDA agencies and federal partners. One of the … Continue reading

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