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Drought Assistance Helps Nebraska Rancher Get Back on Track

By Tanya Brown, FSA Writer/Editor When enrollment opened for the USDA disaster assistance programs this April, LaNelle Martin was one of the first to sign up at the Kimball County FSA office in Nebraska. “After two years of a severe … Continue reading

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Deadline Approaching for ELAP Sign-Up

Producers affected by losses due to adverse weather or losses, including blizzards, wildfires and tornadoes, have until Aug. 1 to sign up for the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish for the 2012-2013 program year. For 2014 program … Continue reading

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California Producer Preserves Rare Breed

By Brenda Carlson, FSA Lead Regional Public Affairs Specialist The Nakagawa Ranch (Valley Springs, Calif.), owned and operated by Glenn and Keiko Nakagawa, is a cattle operation steeped in history and tradition. The Nakagawas raise American Wagyu (Wa = Japanese … Continue reading

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Small Operation Perseveres Until Drought Relief Comes

By Brenda Carlson, FSA Lead Regional Public Affairs Specialist Keegan Poe of Johnson County, Indiana is a busy man. Not only is Poe a regional manager for Indiana Farm Bureau, but in his “spare time,” he holds down a second … Continue reading

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Bouncing Back from Destruction

By Dana Rogge, Missouri FSA Public Affairs Specialist When a tornado touched down in the rural southeast Missouri town of Puxico it sent some ranchers into survival mode.   David Smith, owner of Smith Farms was one of them. “It was … Continue reading

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Grants Available for Weather-Damaged Connecticut Farms

Connecticut farmers who suffered unrecoverable losses in production and property damage in 2013 due to severe weather events are eligible for grants to help recover and rebuild. Sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture and the Department of Economic and … Continue reading

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Friday is Last Day to Apply for SURE Assistance

Producers have until Friday, June 7, to apply for the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program for 2011 crop losses. The program provides crop disaster assistance payments to eligible producers on farms that have incurred crop production or quality losses. … Continue reading

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SURE Program Sign-Up Opens Today

Producers who suffered crop losses due to natural disasters during the 2011 crop year can sign up for the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program beginning today, Oct. 22. The SURE program is authorized under the 2008 Farm Bill, allowing … Continue reading

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Demand for Emergency Loans Expected to Be Low

Farm Service Agency officials don’t expect to see a lot of producers taking advantage of Emergency Farm Loans. Under the law, farmers cannot be compensated twice for crop losses and most producers carry crop insurance; however, livestock producers who suffered … Continue reading

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More Initiatives Offered as Additional Counties Named Disaster Areas Due to Drought

The Obama Administration is providing additional assistance to producers affected by the drought, as 172 more counties across in 15 states are added to the list of disaster areas due to drought and excessive heat. That brings the total number … Continue reading

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