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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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Unsung Hero Helps Community Survive Devastating Disaster

Pictured from left to right:  Jim Neill (CED), Dixie Oedekoven (PT), Julie Bronemann (PT), Mary Kay Lemmel (PT), Holly Howie (PT), Tacy Snyder (FLO), Lois Kirkegaard (PT), Ron Adam (FLM) Sturgis, S.D. — According to Jim Neill, Meade County Farm … Continue reading

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Microloan Puts Rancher on Profitable Path

By Harriet Man, Senior Loan Officer, Arizona Farm Service Agency Sam T. Begay was looking for ways to improve his cattle herd production. He needed to change his breeding program by adding Angus bulls, which ultimately would improve his marketability. … Continue reading

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FSA Brings Christmas Back to Missouri Families

By Dana Rogge, Public Affairs and Outreach Specialist, Missouri FSA For many families, the holiday season kicks off with picking out the perfect tree.  Everyone bundles up in their winter coats, hats and gloves and takes a hay ride through … Continue reading

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Greater Protection Now Offered for Fruit, Vegetable and Specialty Crop Growers

Greater protection is now available for crops that traditionally have been ineligible for federal crop insurance. New provisions under Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program will provide greater coverage for losses when natural disasters affect specialty crops such as vegetables, fruits, … Continue reading

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Application Deadline Extended for Dairy Margin Protection Program

The deadline for the Margin Protection Program for dairy has been extended to Dec. 19. The program protects participating dairy producers when the margin — the difference between the price of milk and feed costs — falls below levels of … Continue reading

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Microloan Cap Grows to $50,000 Starting Today, Nov. 7

The FSA borrowing limit for microloans increased today from $35,000 to $50,000. Microloans offer borrowers simplified lending with less paperwork and makes borrowing from FSA a “first opportunity” to farm or quickly expand an existing operation. The microloan change allows … Continue reading

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USDA Extends Dairy Margin Protection Program Deadlines

Dairy farmers now have more time to make a decision on the dairy Margin Protection Program. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that the deadline for the program has been extended until Dec. 5, 2014. “We want dairy producers … Continue reading

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Let Your Voice be Heard: County Committee Voting Opens Nov. 3

Voting for the 2014 County Committee Elections opens Monday, Nov. 3, with the mailing of new ballots to eligible voters. County committee members provide an important link between the local agricultural community and USDA. Farmers and ranchers elected to county … Continue reading

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USDA Expands Access to Credit to Help More Beginning and Family Farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is increasing lending limits to help more beginning and family farmers. Beginning next month, the borrowing limit for the microloan program will increase from $35,000 to $50,000. The lending process also has been simplified allowing … Continue reading

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