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Kentucky Farmer Seizes Opportunity to Put Down Roots of His Own

By:  Kentucky Farm Service Agency For the first 25 years of Daniel Hayden’s life, he has dedicated his time working on other people’s farms. He fed cows, cut hay, hauled tobacco and for the past five years, managed his parents’ … Continue reading

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Farm Bill Program to Provide Relief to Farmers Affected by Severe Weather

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new Farm Bill initiative that will provide relief to farmers affected by drought and other severe weather. The Actual Production History Yield Exclusion (APH) allows eligible producers to receive a higher approved yield on … Continue reading

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Google Hangout Highlights What the New Farm Bill Means to Farmers

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Farmers Given an Early Termination Option for CRP Contracts

Producers with acres under contract through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) who want to terminate their contract can do so before Jan. 30, 2015. The 2014 Farm Bill allows producers to apply for early contract termination if the contract has … Continue reading

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Enrollment Opens for Cotton Transition Assistance Program

Producers interested in enrolling in the Cotton Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) can do so starting Monday, Aug. 11. The program provides interim payments to cotton producers during the 2014 crop year until the Stacked Income Protection Plan — a new … Continue reading

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Need More Information on Farm Bill Implementation?

The USDA Farm Service Agency is working diligently to implement services and programs authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. To keep the public updated, FSA has provided a Web page to keep farmer and ranchers updated on the progress being … Continue reading

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We Still Want to Hear Your #MyFarmBill Stories!

As we get back to work following the lapse in appropriations, USDA remains focused on sharing the importance of Farm Bill programs for all Americans. A Food, Farm and Jobs Bill is critical to growing the rural economy, providing nutrition … Continue reading

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Calling All Ag Supporters: Tell us What’s at Stake Without #MyFarmBill

At USDA, we remain committed to sharing with all Americans the need for a comprehensive Food, Farm and Jobs Bill to keep up momentum in American agriculture, grow the rural economy and create jobs.  And today, we launched Instagram, @USDAgov, to … Continue reading

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Agricultural Exports Expected to Reach Record-Breaking Numbers

USDA projects that Fiscal Year 2013 agricultural exports will reach $140 billion, which if realized would be a new record. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack commented on projected forecast: “Driven by the productivity of U.S. farmers and ranchers, we have achieved … Continue reading

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Farmers Can Opt In or Out of ACRE Program; Sign-Up Begins Feb. 19

Producers can now choose to enroll in the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program (DCP) or the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE), when sign-up begins on Feb. 19. Originally, producers who signed up for ACRE could not move out of … Continue reading

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