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USDA Apiculture Insurance is Available in 48 States

Crop insurance for beekeeper operations has been expanded to include 19 additional states and now spans the entire 48 contiguous states. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced changes to the Apiculture Pilot Insurance (API) plan, ensuring greater protection for the producers’ honey, pollen collection, wax, and breeding stock. Enroll by November 15, 2017. Continue reading ‘USDA Apiculture Insurance is Available in 48 States’

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Minnesota GAP Certification Cost-Share Program

Are you a fruit or vegetable farmer considering GAP certification? GAP certification obtained  in 2017 may be eligible for 75% cost-share reimbursement in spring of 2018. More information: http://www.mda.state.mn.us/grants/gapcostshare.aspx Continue reading ‘Minnesota GAP Certification Cost-Share Program’

Bee Better Certified Farming Program

A new certification program enables agricultural producers to let consumers know they are farming in ways that benefit bees. Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation partnered with Oregon Tilth to develop and launch the Bee Better Certified program offsite link image    . Continue reading ‘Bee Better Certified Farming Program’


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