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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

With Nearly 200,000 Acres, Soybeans are Again Top Planted Crop in Norman County`

Ada, MN — The interest in planting soybeans rose again this year in Norman County, adding an additional 20,000 acres over last year. The results from this 2021 final acreage reports were shared last week during the Kaleidoscope Program by Norman County FSA Director Randy Tufton. 195,000 acres of soybeans were planted this spring, which…
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September 13, 2021 0

FSA Weekly Report 8/12

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Polk County, MN – Gary Schommer gave the weekly FSA Report on Thursday, August 12th. The first topic covered was the farm loan programs. With direct and indirect loans, the areas covered by the Polk County office has kept the office busy. This time of year the office is also busy…
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August 12, 2021 0

Upcoming Deadlines with FSA’s Livestock Forage Program

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Polk County, MN – Nathan Peterson gave the weekly FSA Report on Thursday, August 5th. The main topic of conversation was the Livestock Forage Program (LFP). This drought program is specifically for pasture acres that triggers any time a county is rated as D2 drought for 8 consecutive weeks or as…
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August 5, 2021 0

USDA Conservation Signup Ending Soon

Ada, MN — The rental rate calculations and enhancements have been announced for those interested in one of the several USDA Conservation programs, but landowners will have to act fast as deadlines are approaching. Randy Tufton of the Norman County FSA previews some of the new incentives that should have more producers interested in enrolling…
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July 21, 2021 0

FSA Update 7/15

By: Mary Balstad Bemdiji, MN – Senior Farm Loan Officer Julie Kolodji gave the weekly FSA Update on Thursday, July 15th. In the update she talked about the loan program through FSA and the importance of communication with the farm loan lender. Kolodji covers the steps of ensuring a productive and successful meeting with lenders.…
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July 15, 2021 0

Norman County FSA Provides Update on Drought Index & What’s Next If Conditions Persist

Ada, MN —¬†While Northwest Minnesota has managed to escape by this summer with just enough rain to keep crops green and growing, there is still concern that more serious drought conditions could develop if it continues to stay dry. Norman County FSA Director Randy Tufton provided an update on the local drought conditions during the…
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July 14, 2021 0

Acreage Report Deadline Coming Up; County Committee Elections Seeking Candidates

By: Mary Balstad Polk County, MN – In this week’s FSA Report, Nathan Peterson spoke about the upcoming deadline for acreage reports and the progress made. With only 6 working days left, the FSA office confirms that between Beltrami, Clearwater and East Polk, 80% of acreage reports have been made. A complete acreage report does…
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July 8, 2021 0

FSA Report, June 24th

By: Mary Balstad Polk County, MN — Nathan Peterson from the FSA office gave the weekly report on Thursday, June 24th. Along with the current news about the dry weather conditions, Peterson spoke about the upcoming county committee elections and the qualifications required to run. The final date to submit a nomination form is August…
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June 24, 2021 0