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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

TOUGH DECISIONS: Speakers discuss new farm bill programs

October 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

The 2014 farm bill has prompted crop producers across the country to make decisions that will affect farming operations for five growing seasons.
However, experts that gave farmers more than two hours of information Thursday said they hope area prod…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

Cattle are warm-blooded, winter-weather ready

December 20, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Winter weather woes have not been a major concern for North Dakota’s livestock producers in recent years because of warmer seasons.
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Jerauld County’s FSA office to close

June 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WESSINGTON SPRINGS By the end of July, the Jerauld County Farm Service Agency office in Wessington Springs will be closed, along with three others in the state. Continue Reading

FSA offices being closed in Jerauld, Campbell, Harding, Jackson counties

June 1, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The federal Agriculture Department is closing Farm Service Agency offices in four South Dakota counties due to budget cuts.
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USDA’s food programs benefit nearly 10B worldwide

May 18, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced that two of its international food assistance programs will together benefit more than 9.7 million people worldwide during the 2012 fiscal year. The two programs are USDA’s Food for Progress and the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition programs. Continue Reading

USDA study highlights 30 years of ag innovations

February 10, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR American agriculture has seen many changes over the last 30 years. Most of the changes are the result of innovations in farm structure, farm business arrangements and production practices that have made possible a steady growth in agricultural productivity. Continue Reading

Meeting held to rally FSA office support in Wessington Springs

January 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WESSINGTON SPRINGS Several residents are leading an effort to keep Wessington Springs’ Farm Service Agency office in town. Continue Reading

Producers slam FSA plan to close Wessington Springs office

January 23, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WESSINGTON SPRINGS Residents of Jerauld County and the surrounding area are worried the potential loss of a local Farm Service Agency office will hurt their economy. Continue Reading