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USDA’s Farm Service Agency announces sign-up date for disaster assistance programs

April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced today that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, re-established and strengthened by the 2014 farm bill, beginning Tu…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

USDA’s Farm Service Agency announces sign-up date for disaster assistance programs

April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced today that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, re-established and strengthened by the 2014 farm bill, beginning Tu…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Software slows down FSA crop reporting

July 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The Farm Service Agency extended the crop reporting deadline from July 15 to Aug. 2, but agency officials in North Dakota say computer slowdowns may even make that deadline hard to meet. Continue Reading

USDA will cut direct payments

April 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Agriculture will cut the direct payments for all crop farmers by 8.5 percent this year, not just for farmers who would be required to pay back certain other payments, a representative for the USDA’s Farm Service Agency has confirmed. Continue Reading

Noem introduces bill to keep Jackson Co. FSA office open

April 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic

U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, RS.D., recently introduced legislation aimed at saving the Jackson County Farm Service Agency office. Continue Reading

Ailts to retire from Farm Service Agency

November 29, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON When Laura Ailts was hired for her first “real job” nearly 34 years ago, it was with the Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Services better known as the ASCS office. Continue Reading

Fed ag officials hold emergency meeting on N.D. water-damaged crops

June 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It was an emergency meeting because of the record damage that may be hitting the state’s crops. Continue Reading

CRP option for grazing available when pastureland flooded

June 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Livestock producers who aren’t able to access pastureland because of flooding can use Conservation Reserve Program land for grazing, according to a USDA Farm Service Agency official. But they can’t do it without permission.
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Farm Service Agency works to reduce fraud, abuse

January 16, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

Linda Hennen, executive director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Minnesota, used the release of a final rule that targets fraud and abuse of farm programs to join FSA Administrator Jonathan Coppess and state her commitment to accuracy. Continue Reading