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2016 Farm Progress Issue
February 7, 2011
Disaster Assistance for Livestock Producers Affected by Ice, Cold and Heavy Snow
WASHINGTON, DC - USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Jonathan Coppess has issued a reminder to livestock producers throughout the Plains states and the Midwest that FSA programs may be available to assist them. Many are dealing with harsh winter weather, which is causing...
February 7, 2011 - 11:28am
December 13, 2010
USDA Introduces an Online Tool to Assist Beginning and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the Department has established an online tool that can link retiring farmers who have expiring Conservation Reserve Program contracts with beginning farmers or ranchers who are interested in bringing the land into production....
December 13, 2010 - 11:23am
September 23, 2010
USDA hosting biofuels forum in Morris
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is hosting a biofuels forum on Thursday at the West Central Research and Outreach Center. The forum runs from 9 a.m.
September 23, 2010 - 7:10am
September 15, 2010
Ag Secretary Vilsack a big draw at Big Iron
Chances are U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack doesn't need convincing that farm issues are important to the nation at large. The crowd...
September 15, 2010 - 5:24am
August 3, 2010
Peterson opponent: U.S. on collision with bankruptcy
By Don Davis State Capitol Bureau MORGAN, Minn. -- The two major candidates to represent western Minnesota in the U.S. House show relatively...
August 3, 2010 - 5:05pm
July 2, 2010
Knee high, prices low
By Tom Larson, Sun Tribune The venerable "knee-high by the Fourth of July" standard for corn crops has long gone the way of pinwheels, sparklers...
July 2, 2010 - 4:48pm
April 30, 2010
Producers Reminded to File Annual Report of Acreage to Meet Farm Program Requirements
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Jonathan Coppess reminds producers to submit their annual report of acreage to their local FSA county office to meet FSA program eligibility requirements. "Producers must file their reports accurately and timely for all crops and land...
April 30, 2010 - 11:48am
April 29, 2010
USDA to cut subsidies as insurers post big profits
MINNEAPOLIS -- The federal government wants to save taxpayers billions of dollars by reducing spending on crop insurance after years of big profits by insurers, but the industry claims the reductions could hurt rural areas. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is negotiating a new...
April 29, 2010 - 7:48am
April 12, 2010
Ethanol TV spots take on big oil
By Don Davis Forum State Capitol Bureau ST.
April 12, 2010 - 4:03pm
April 6, 2010
USDA Highlights Early Successes in Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Jonathan Coppess said Monday that biomass producers, energy facilities and communities are benefitting from USDA's innovative Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP).
April 6, 2010 - 11:00am
March 30, 2010
USDA Announces IT Modernization of Farm Service Agency to Improve Delivery of Service to Producers Throughout the Country
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that USDA has awarded a major contract to improve the delivery of agricultural services and benefits to producers by using modern, secure and reliable technology.
March 30, 2010 - 11:45am
January 20, 2010
Johnston to direct WCROC operations
Lee Johnston, professor of animal science, will take on the added role of Director of Operations at the West Central Research and Outreach Center...
January 20, 2010 - 4:55pm
January 12, 2010
USDA projects record corn yield
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is projecting U.S. corn production at a record 13.2 billion bushels. This is up from 12.9 billion bushels projected in USDA's December forecast and 1 percent above the previous record of 13.0 billion bushels set in 2007. Corn exports are projected...
January 12, 2010 - 1:09pm
January 5, 2010
West central region keeps majority of its CRP lands
WILLMAR -- More than 3.4 million acres across the country was pulled out of the Conservation Reserve Program when the contracts on those lands...
January 5, 2010 - 8:57am
November 10, 2009
Farmers urged to Vote in County Committee Elections
The County Committee elections are underway, as USDA has mailed ballots to eligible voters. The deadline to return the ballots to local FSA offices is Dec. 7, 2009. "It is imperative that all eligible farmers and ranchers get involved and vote in this year's county committee elections,"...
November 10, 2009 - 6:00am