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RMA Releases APH Yield Excursion Program Details

  • December 22, 2014

Posted December 22, 2014 U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) released additional details of the Actual Production...

ND Brothers Found Guilty of Crop Insurance Fraud

  • December 15, 2014

Posted December 15, 2014 A federal jury found potato farmers Aaron and Derek Johnson guilty of crop insurance fraud, according...

Vilsack Announced New Crop Insurance Program

  • October 23, 2014

Posted October 23, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a new Farm Bill initiative that will provide relief to...

Stabenow Awarded WFP’s Highest Honor

  • September 12, 2014

Posted September 12, 2014 Debbie Stabenow, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman, was awarded the World Food Program USA’s McGovern-Dole Leadership Award,...

WUD Hosting Margin Protection Program Workshops

  • July 21, 2014

Posted July 21, 2014 Western United Dairymen (WUD) will host a series of informational workshops in August and September on...

Prosecutors Expand Case Against ND Potato Growers

  • April 22, 2014

Posted April 22, 2014   Federal prosecutors have expanded the allegations against two North Dakota potato growers, saying they added chemicals...

Farmers Urged to Update FSA Information

  • April 11, 2014

Posted April 11, 2014   USDA’s Farm Service Agency is encouraging farmers and ranchers who are planning to participate in 2014...

Vilsack Releases Farm Bill Implementation Progress Report

  • April 7, 2014

Posted April 7, 2014   Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently released a progress report for the implementation of the farm...

Vilsack Says No FSA Offices Closing This Year

  • April 3, 2014

Posted April 3, 2014   Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack reassured lawmakers that he does not anticipate any closures of Farm...

USDA Announces MILC Program Extension

  • April 2, 2014

Posted April 2, 2014   USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator, Juan M. Garcia, recently announced the extension of the Milk...

SD Senator Says Farm Bill Implementation Expected Soon

  • March 21, 2014

Posted March 21, 2014   Senator John Thune (R-SD) expects the 2014 Farm Bill to be implemented quickly, according to an...

Senators Request Disaster Assistance for Small Pork Producers

  • March 17, 2014

Posted March 17, 2014   Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) have asked Agriculture Secretary...

ND Potato Growers Indicted for Crop Insurance Fraud

  • March 6, 2014

Posted March 6, 2014   Two potato growers in North Dakota have been indicted for allegedly conspiring to spoil their stored...

CA Rain Won’t End Drought

  • March 3, 2014

Posted March 3, 2014   While California received significant rainfall last week, it was not enough to offset years of drought,...

Federal Drought Relief Coming Soon for Ranchers

  • February 27, 2014

February 27, 2014   Drought relief for ranchers through USDA has been expedited, with the sign-up for the Livestock Indemnity Program...

CA Governor: Compromise Needed to Address Drought

  • February 20, 2014

Posted February 20, 2013   California Governor Jerry Brown is urging Congress to find a compromise that will benefit drought-stricken areas...

USDA to Expedite Livestock Disaster Assistance

  • February 19, 2014

Posted February 19, 2014   USDA announced it will expedite the implementation of its livestock disaster assistance program and will begin...