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Mid-Contract Management Reminders for Current CRP Enrollees

Ada, MN — During his recent visit on the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program, Norman and Clay County Farm Service Agency Director James Kruize provided some reminders to producers who currently have existing Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts. Kruize says CRP enrollees must continue to track their expenses, follow nesting season rules, and overall maintain the acreage…
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May 13, 2022 0

FSA Announces Emergency Relief Program for Crop Producers

Ada, MN — Similar to the Emergency Livestock Relief Program, the Farm Service Agency has announced their Emergency Relief Program Assistance for Crop Producers, which would provide assistance to row crop and specialty crop operations impacted by natural disasters in the 2020 and 2021 years. Norman and Clay County Director James Kruize previewed some of…
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April 13, 2022 0

FSA Offering Loans for Youth and Beginning Farmers

Ada, MN — Whether you want to purchase livestock to display at the county fair or you’re looking to start your own farming operation, the USDA Farm Service Agency has funding options for youth and beginning farmers. Youth loans are available to individual young persons to start and operate income-producing projects of modest size in…
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March 14, 2022 0

Deadline for ARC/PLC Election or Enrollment is March 15th

Ada, MN — Farmers looking to make election changes or to enroll in the FSA ARC/PLC for the 2022 year have until March 15th to do so. Norman and Clay County FSA Director James Kruize shared more information about the deadlines and available resources for producers while on his monthly visit on the KRJB Kaleidoscope…
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March 3, 2022 0

Applications Being Accepted for Conservation Reserve Program

Ada, MN — Applications are being accepted for this year’s Conservation Reserve Program General Sign Up. The deadline to apply is March 11th. The General CRP Program assists landowners in establishing long-term, resource-conserving plant species (grass or trees) to control soil erosion, improve water quality and enhance wildlife habitat on crop land. Norman and Clay…
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February 14, 2022 0

USDA Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program

Do you raise hogs that were sold through a negotiated, or negotiated formula, sale? You may be eligible for assistance for hogs sold through a negotiated sale from April 16, 2020, through September 1, 2020, through USDA’s Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program (SMHPP). This new program is part of USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative,…
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January 18, 2022 0

Randy Tufton to Retire from Norman County FSA after Long Career

Ada, MN — Long-time Norman County FSA Director Randy Tufton recently announced his retirement from the agency, which will be effective January 1st. Tufton has been the voice of the FSA and the various farm programs as the monthly Kaleidoscope guest on KRJB since he began working in Norman County roughly 25 years ago. Tufton…
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December 15, 2021 0

Mahnomen-Becker FSA Provides Updates on Livestock Assistance Programs

Mahnomen, MN — The drought situation in Northwest Minnesota appears to be greatly improving. The USDA Drought Monitor at one point had parts of the area as high as a D4, the highest drought level, for several weeks. But the latest update had much of the area downgraded to a D2, known as a severe…
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October 14, 2021 0

FSA Report for September 23rd

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Red Lake County, Minnesota – Harvest season is here, which means plenty of farmers in the area are looking to see what their crops will yield after a summer with harsh drought conditions. Gary Schommer spoke about FSA’s Farm Loan Program with direct and guaranteed loan programs in the weekly report…
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September 23, 2021 0

FSA Report Covers Deadlines for Upcoming Haying Season

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Minnesota – Nathan Peterson gave the weekly FSA update on Thursday, September 16th. The first topic Peterson discussed was the deadline for reporting fall seeded crops. November 15th, 2021 is the deadline for growers. Peterson encourages producers to stay in contact with their local FSA office to stay updated on all…
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September 16, 2021 0