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Vilsack announces ARC, PLC updates

September 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

Crop farm owners may begin updating their yield history and reallocating base acres at their local Farm Service Agency county offices for the new farm program Sept. 29, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Sept. 24 during an event at the Unive…continue reading on dglobe.com

Compass Prairie SNA considered for public hunting

April 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — A 19-acre native prairie southwest of Worthington was the subject of a public meeting Tuesday evening as the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) considers changing its public use to allow hunting and trapping.

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Where are the beef, corn, sheep…?

March 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest farm numbers report lead one to wonder where all of the farms are going. Continue Reading

3 wildfires scorch western ND: Blaze near Mandaree burns 6,000 acres

September 21, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

While the state has for the most part escaped the large-scale wildfires garnering national headlines and burning the landscapes of neighboring states South Dakota and Montana, three fires have caused havoc this week in western North Dakota. Continue Reading

USDA authorizes emergency haying of CRP Acres for Minnesota counties

July 27, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Linda Hennen has announced that in response to drought conditions, FSA has authorized emergency haying use of Conservation Reserve Program acres for 70 Minnesota counties. Continue Reading

ND registers about 200,000 CRP acres

May 31, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

The U.S. Department of Agriculture accepted 3.9 million acres offered nationwide under the Farm Service Agency’s 43rd Conservation Reserve Program general signup, including 190,000 acres in North Dakota. Continue Reading

ND registers about 200,000 CRP acres

May 31, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

The U.S. Department of Agriculture accepted 3.9 million acres offered nationwide under the Farm Service Agency’s 43rd Conservation Reserve Program general signup, including 190,000 acres in North Dakota. Continue Reading

Conservation leaders seek stable account, te version of transportation bill includes stable conservation funding from offshore oil revenues

May 26, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Conservationists and leaders from Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever are calling on Congress to ensure proceeds from an offshore oil revenue account go to the conservation initiatives it is supposed to fund. Continue Reading

SD corn acres could hit 81-year high

March 31, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Planting in state expected at 5.5M acres.

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Conservation acres cut as crop prices rise

January 23, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Contracts for thousands of acres set to expire on Sept. 30
WORTHINGTON According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, an estimated 550,000 acres of Minnesota land will expire from the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in the next three years. Continue Reading