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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now offering an early termination opportunity for certain Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts, making it easier to transfer property to the next generation of farmers, including family members. The land that is eligible for the early termination...
To the Editor: Maybe it’s just me, but I think farmers are all kicking each other while they’re down. The family of a close personal friend of mine is struggling to keep their dairy afloat, and loan payments are sucking up their savings. According to Minnesota Public Radio, the same thing is...
Rock County agricultural producers looking to solve natural resource problems on their farms will want to plan ahead and sign up early for USDA funding. Farmers interested in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program need to apply by Aug. 19 for funding in fiscal year 2017. “EQIP is just one...
Important dates: •March 15: 2016 NAP Pasture and Spring-seeded Annual Crops sales deadline •March 30: MPP Premium Payment Deduction authorization deadline •March 31: 2015 Small Grains Loans and LDS request deadline •April 1: 2016 Maple Sap Acreage certification deadline •April 15: 2014 and 2015 ARC...
Emergency loans at an annual interest rate of 3.5 percent are currently available to eligible family farmers in Rock County as a result of a recently issued FSA Administrator’s Physical Loss Notification. This approval is limited to applicants who suffered physical losses caused by high winds,...
  The AGI verification and compliance reviews for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 are conducted on producers who the IRS indicated may have exceeded the adjusted gross income limitations described in 7 CFR 1400.500. Based on this review, producers will receive determinations of eligibility or...
  As farmers across Minnesota ramp up fall harvest activity, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) reminds everyone of possible hazards of the season. Federal and state statistics show farming is one of the most dangerous professions. In 2013, the latest year reported, 17 of the 69 work-...
  The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers to review available USDA crop risk protection options, including Federal Crop Insurance and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage, before the fall-seeded crop deadlines of Sept. 30 for winter wheat and forage production and...
  The recently announced Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands Program is designed to support grazing operations; maintain and improve plant and animal biodiversity; while protecting grasslands from being converted to other uses. The CRP Grasslands Program consists of three continuous...
  The third and final step in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) process, the annual enrollment into the particular program/s that producers elected earlier for the 2014 and 2015 crop years, is underway and will end on Sept. 30. To get this task accomplished as...

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