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Keeping a Farm Forever

Winterberry Farm will always be just that…a farm. The 142-year-old homestead became part of an elite group of 66 farms in Maine that has an agricultural easement placed on it by the Maine Farmland Trust and Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance, … Continue reading

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Georgia Producers Must Apply to Reap Tax-Exempt Savings

Georgia farmers are urged to apply for the Georgia Agriculture Tax Exemption card in order to be exempt from paying sales tax on seed, fertilizer, fuel and other inputs. Although the tax exemption law is not new, applying for the … Continue reading

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USDA Provides $4.5 Million to Connect Schools to Local Farms

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided $4.5 million in grants to connect school cafeterias with local agricultural producers. The first ever Farm to School grants will fund 68 projects in 37 states and the District of Columbia, with a … Continue reading

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Farm Loan Aids Local Vet in Restoring Childhood Farm

By Tim Storey, Tennessee Farm Service Agency After 25 years of making his own way in the world and serving his country honorably, former U.S. Air Force munitions systems specialist Daryl Whitaker made his way back home to Franklin County, … Continue reading

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Beginning Farmers Receive Training Through New California Initiative

For six months, staff from the California Farm Service Agency spent several evenings and weekends educating new farmers through the California Farm Academy. A new initiative geared toward working adults with busy schedules, the academy serves as a farm business … Continue reading

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Additional 76 Counties Named Disaster Areas Due to Drought

An additional 76 counties in six states have been named a primary natural disaster area as the drought situation continues to worsen. For the 2012 crop year, 1,234 counties have been declared a disaster area by USDA due to the … Continue reading

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One Week Left in FSA County Committee Nomination Period

Only one week remains in the nomination period for the 2012 county committee elections, giving farmers and ranchers just a few more days to select themselves or others as candidates to sit on their local county committee and help make … Continue reading

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USDA Bends Rules on Conservation Programs to Help Farmers, Livestock Producers Weather Drought

USDA announced additional steps to assist farmers and livestock producers suffering from one of the worst droughts seen in more than 70 years. During a media conference today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced changes to several conservation programs that will … Continue reading

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NJ Incubator Farm Offers Low Leases to Beginning Farmers

A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture has given birth to an incubator farm in New Jersey that offers plots of land to help young and beginning farmers get into the business. Part of a 3,000-acre estate of tobacco … Continue reading

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