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Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country for the 2017 Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. Ballots must be returned by December 4, 2017. Continue reading ‘Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections’

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Enrollment is Open for ARC or PLC Safety Net Programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that starting Nov. 1, 2017, farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net program may enroll for the 2018 crop year. The enrollment period will end on Aug. 1, 2018.  Continue reading ‘Enrollment is Open for ARC or PLC Safety Net Programs’

Minnesota Buffer Law Compliance Date is Nov. 1

Minnesota landowners whose land lies along public waterways have until Nov. 1 to complete the implementation of 50-foot buffers along lakes, rivers and streams and 16.5-foot buffers along ditches. Continue reading ‘Minnesota Buffer Law Compliance Date is Nov. 1’

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Status Update

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that it will process many pending eligible offers for land enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), and it will temporarily suspend accepting most new offers until later in the 2018 fiscal year. Continue reading ‘Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Status Update’

Small Grains Cost-Share Program for IA, MN, & WI

Practical Farmers of Iowa is seeking to enroll row crop farmers in Iowa, Minnesota or Wisconsin in a small grains cost-share program that runs for up to two years. The program is intended to support conventional farmers or those transitioning to organic who add a year of crops like barley, oats, rye, triticale or wheat followed by a summer cover crop or planted with a legume cover crop like red clover.

Continue reading ‘Small Grains Cost-Share Program for IA, MN, & WI’

Organic Certification Cost-Share Program

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now accepting applications for the Minnesota Organic Cost Share Program through October 31, 2017. Minnesota organic farmers and processors can apply for a rebate of up to 75 percent of the cost of organic certification. Continue reading ‘Organic Certification Cost-Share Program’

Dairy Producers Can Enroll for 2018 Coverage, Secretary Allows Producers to Opt Out

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced that starting Sept. 1, 2017, dairy producers can enroll for 2018 coverage in the Margin Protection Program (MPP-Dairy).  Secretary Sonny Perdue has utilized additional flexibility this year by providing dairy producers the option of opting out of the program for 2018.  Continue reading ‘Dairy Producers Can Enroll for 2018 Coverage, Secretary Allows Producers to Opt Out’


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