ST. PAUL, MINN, – Farmers must report prevented planting acreage to their local USDA-Farm Service Agency office by July 15, 2013. FSA State Executive Director Debra Crusoe stated, “Due to an unseasonably cool and wet spring, planting has been significantly delayed or prevented in many areas of Minnesota this crop year.” “Farmers must remember to visit their local FSA office before July 15 to report all their crop acreage, including that which has been prevented from planting.” Crusoe said.
WASHINGTON — The issue of whether proposed farm bill commodity programs would work in the Northern Plains remain to be resolved in Senate Agriculture Committee negotiations, Jim Miller, a former Agriculture Secretary for farm and foreign agricultural services and key aide to Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., said March 13 in an interview with Agweek.
More than $350,000 in disaster assistance is being sent to Minnesota livestock, honeybee and farm-raised fish producers that suffered losses in 2009 because of disease, adverse weather or other conditions.
WASHINGTON - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) funds are being made available to farmers and ranchers in 14 states to repair farmland damaged by natural disasters in 2010.
LINCOLN, Neb. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Kimball and Morrill counties in Nebraska as natural disaster areas because of losses caused by severe winter weather.
WASHINGTON — Congress could speed up payments under the new permanent farm disaster program by changing the rules, but it would cost more money, Agriculture Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Jim Miller said March 25.
ST. PAUL — A July 30 wind storm strong enough to bend flag poles in Madison and topple trees on a path through five west central counties has led to the designation of the counties as an agriculture disaster area.
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