Tag: USDA

MN Corn Growers May Update

Chemistry from corn The Minnesota Corn-supported Center for Sustainable Polymers develops the next generation of corn-based polymers. Read more Growers reminded of treated-seed BMPs The BeSure! campaign encourages safe and responsible use of crop- protection products. Read more Urge USDA to help ensure fair markets NCGA call to action asks farmers to share stories about rising input…
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May 12, 2022 0

Mahnomen City Council Pursuing $2 Million Solar Grant; Seeking Housing Solutions

Mahnomen, MN — The Mahnomen City Council approved applying for a pair of grants and discussed some housing opportunities at their regular monthly meeting on Monday night, April 18th.  Following some recent discussions about potentially bringing a solar farm to the city industrial park, the council gave the green light to apply for a $2…
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April 20, 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

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

New Program Addressing Supply Chain Issues

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar, Tina Smith, and Representative Angie Craig (all D-Minnesota) announced a new program that will release approximately $1 billion in funding to shore up food supply chains and support farmers. The funding is available through the American Rescue Plan, which Senators Klobuchar, Smith, and Rep. Craig helped pass earlier this year. Even…
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December 24, 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

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 Youth Loans

Ada, MN — Young persons looking to start or operate income-producing projects of modest size through their local 4-H, FFA, or other agricultural youth groups can finance their projects through the USDA Farm Service Agency Youth Loans. Gary Schommer with FSA says the Youth Loans are a great option for financing and an opportunity for…
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April 6, 2021 0

Federal Crop Insurance Deadline Approaching

Ada, MN — USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin producers that the final date to apply for crop insurance for spring crops such as barley, corn, dry beans, hybrid seed corn, oats, onions, potatoes, soybeans, sugar beets, sunflowers, sweet corn, wheat, and a number of other crops is March 15 for…
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March 4, 2021 0

Ada EDA Revolving Loan Fund Expands Guidelines to Assist with COVID Recovery

Ada, MN — Through 2020 and early 2021, there have been a number of grant and loan opportunities for businesses to take advantage of to help offset losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But as those offerings dry up, the Ada EDA wants local businesses to know that they still will have low-interest loans available…
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February 19, 2021 0