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

FSA Accepting Applications for New Quality Loss Adjustment Program

Ada, MN — Farmers who suffered crop quality losses due to the natural disasters that occurred in 2018 or 2019 may be able to get financial assistance through the USDA Quality Loss Adjustment Program. The USDA announced the program in January to provide assistance for those with quality losses due to drought, excessive moisture, flooding,…
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February 10, 2021 0

Food Safety Reminders Ahead of this Weekend’s Big Game

Ada, MN — For some people during the Super Bowl, more important than the game itself is the food. And whether you order pizza, fry up some wings, smoke racks of ribs, or slice up a meat and cheese tray, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is encouraging football fans to…
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February 5, 2021 0

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Brings Millions of Aid to Local Farms

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (11/12/20) Ada, MN — In mid-September, President Donald Trump and Secretary of Ag Sonny Perdue announced that the USDA would implement an expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. CFAP 2 as its known will again provide producers with financial assistance that gives them the ability to absorb some of the…
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November 12, 2020 0