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Microloan cap grow to $50K

November 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — The borrowing limit for Farm Service Agency microloans grew by $15,000 Friday, according to a news release.
The loan that offers simplified lending with less paperwork increased from $35,000 to $50,000. The increase makes borrowing from th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

North Dakota has fewer prevented planting acres

August 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

The number of prevented-planting acres in North Dakota this year apparently won’t be as high as once feared.
As of July 26, the most recent date for which statistics are available, 1,663,847 prevented-planting acres in the state had been reported,…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Already dry South Dakota fields crunched by storm: About 65 miles of wind, hail beat up crops

July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Marcus Traxler
Forum News Service
STICKNEY, S.D. — The scene around Ronnie Prien’s farm is one he’s all too familiar with.
“The first year I farmed, I got hail. I’ve been through this rodeo before,” he said with a chuckle.
After ne…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

FSA nomination period begins Sunday

June 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

The nomination period for Farm Service Agency county committees begins Sunday.
FSA committee members make decisions on disaster and conservation programs, emergency programs, commodity price support loan programs and other agricultural issues. They …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

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