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Changes to Crop Insurance Will Provide Flexibility to Farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture filed an interim rule this week allowing the department to move forward with changes to crop insurance provisions. The provisions provide better options for beginning farmers, allow producers to have enterprise units for irrigated and … Continue reading

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County Committee Nomination Period Opens Sunday, June 15

The nomination period for the 2014 county committee elections opens on Sunday, June 15. The nomination period — which runs through Aug. 1 — allows farmers and ranchers to select themselves or others as candidates to sit on the local … Continue reading

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USDA Announces $10.5 Million in Grants to Producers

About $10.5 million in grants is available to producers through the Value-Added Producer Grant program. The program strengthens ties between agricultural producers and their local communities by creating and expanding marketing opportunities, developing specialty or niche products and creating new … Continue reading

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Researchers Look to Pig Vaccines to Prevent Costly Diseases

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From an Idaho Youth Loan to National Youth Leader

By Candy Moore, Idaho Public Affairs/Outreach Coordinator Shane Kerner applied for her first USDA Farm Service Agency Rural Youth Loan at age 14. Now, at age 20, she not only reached adulthood, but financial independence to grow what was once … Continue reading

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USDA to Survey Producers for Crop Production, Livestock Inventory

Farmers and ranchers can expect to receive survey forms from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) next month, as the agency gathers information about this season’s crop production, livestock inventory and grain in storage. The first two weeks of … Continue reading

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USDA Seeks Nominations for Minority Farmers Advisory Committee

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is looking for members to serve on the Minority Farmers Advisory Committee to provide direction to the Secretary on issue affecting socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. The committee considers strategies, policies, and programs that enhance … Continue reading

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NASS to Provide Partial Milk Production Estimates

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service will provide partial estimates of U.S. milk production through the end of fiscal year 2013. Milk production is one element of the monthly Milk Production report that NASS suspended last month to meet sequestration … Continue reading

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Mobile Apps Help Dairy Farmers Compute Costs

It’s a digital world – and agriculture is no exception. More and more, farmers and ranchers are moving away from traditional methods of getting their news and information. Mobile devices are convenient, budget-friendly ways for farmers and ranchers to stay … Continue reading

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One Week Remains for Hispanic, Women Producers to File a Claim

Only one week remains for Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by USDA in past decades to file a claim in order to receive a cash payment or loan forgiveness. The claims process is a voluntary alternative … Continue reading

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