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October 12, 2015
NRCS announces early EQIP sign-up
Agricultural producers looking to solve natural resource problems on their farms will want to plan ahead and sign-up early for United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding. USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Minnesota State Conservationist Cathee Pullman...
October 12, 2015 - 3:14pm
August 21, 2015
USDA Encourages Producers to Consider Risk Protection Coverage
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini is encouraging producers to examine the available U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) crop risk protection options, including federal crop insurance and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage,...
August 21, 2015 - 8:42am
June 15, 2015
ARC and PLC enrollment period open through Sept. 30
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that eligible producers may now formally enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2014 and 2015. The enrollment period begins June 17, 2015, and will end Sept. 30, 2015. The new...
June 15, 2015 - 4:43pm
March 30, 2015
USDA extends ARC and PLC deadlines to April 7
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, 2015, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill. The final day to update yield...
March 30, 2015 - 11:13am
March 16, 2015
As farm bill crops deadline nears, consider varying factors
Farmers and landowners have until the end of March 31to make their choices under the 2014 Farm Bill. These choices need thoughtful consideration because they will last for five years (through the 2018 crop) and because there are no obvious answers and no magical lines in prices that...
March 16, 2015 - 4:40pm
March 2, 2015
USDA provides one-time extension of deadline to update base acres or yield history for ARC/PLC programs
WASHINGTON, DC — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). The final day to update...
March 2, 2015 - 9:30am
November 13, 2014
Extension launches 2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars
ST. PAUL, Minn - In December, University of Minnesota Extension and the Farm Service Agency will begin a series of 73 free education seminars to help crop producers understand decisions necessitated by the 2014 Farm Bill. Crop producers have until March 31, 2015 to make decisions...
November 13, 2014 - 2:38am
August 28, 2014
Farm Bill Allows Early Termination for Certain CRP Contracts
ST. PAUL, Minn. USDA Minnesota Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Debra Crusoe reminds producers that as of Aug. 6, producers with acres under contract through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can apply for early contract termination, as required by the 2014 Farm...
August 28, 2014 - 5:30am
March 25, 2014
Ag Secretary announces increased opportunity for producers as part of new Farm Bill
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced increased opportunity for producers as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill. A fact sheet outlining modifications to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Farm Loan Programs is available here. “Our...
March 25, 2014 - 1:44pm
January 28, 2014
Negotiators reach deal on farm bill, House vote could come Wednesday
WASHINGTON -- Congressional negotiators agreed to a farm bill on Monday that they think finally will pass the House and Senate. It is a compromise package that pleases neither side, with food stamp cuts and farm subsidies continuing. “Compromise is rare in Washington these...
January 28, 2014 - 9:44am
October 21, 2013
Shutdown over, farm bill up next
ST. PAUL – President Barack Obama makes new federal farm policy his third highest congressional priority now that the federal shutdown is history, but that is no guarantee a farm bill will have easy sledding. The bill is more complex than a combine filled with computers, global...
October 21, 2013 - 10:18am
October 4, 2013
Next federal money crisis could help farm bill
ST. PAUL -- The current federal government shutdown overshadowed the end of many federal farm laws Tuesday, but the next federal fiscal crisis could lead to a stalled farm bill’s resurrection. At least that is the hope of many from farm country who see $24 billion in savings...
October 4, 2013 - 5:08pm
August 7, 2013
Farm bill plan advancing, but its future unknown
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. -- Top agriculture members of Congress can be ready with a backup farm bill quickly, but it is not clear if it ever will...
August 7, 2013 - 11:32am
August 5, 2013
House refuses to appoint conferees on farm bill
WASHINGTON — Three Upper Midwest senators have been named conferees on the farm bill. But the House Republican leadership’s refusal to appoint conferees and a plan for the House to vote on a big cut to the food stamp program means prospects for the bill passing this year have...
August 5, 2013 - 10:11am
July 11, 2013
House passes farm bill after partisan debate
A sharply divided U.S. House passed a farm bill 216-208 today amid complaints that it is the first time federal farm programs have become embroiled in partisan politics. Its future is uncertain since senators passed a far different bill. U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, a western...
July 11, 2013 - 3:19pm