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USDA Announces Details for the Upcoming Census of Agriculture

September 12, 2022
This year's census, which will be open to online responses in November, includes new questions about the use of precision agriculture, hemp production, hair sheep and updates to internet access questions.

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USDA to Invest up to $300 million in New Organic Transition Initiative

September 9, 2022
The USDA initiative will provide technical assistance for organic producers, including farmer-to-farmer mentoring, conservation financial assistance and additional crop insurance assistance, and support for market development projects.

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USDA to Mail Additional Pre-Filled Applications to Producers Impacted by 2020, 2021 Disasters

September 2, 2022
More than 18,000 producers will soon receive new or updated pre-filled applications to offset eligible crop losses from natural disaster events in 2020 and 2021.

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Assistance Available for Nebraska Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by Wildfire

August 10, 2022
Producers have until Aug. 19 to apply for wildfire recovery assistance through USDA NRCS.

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USDA Expands Insurance Coverage for Double Cropping for 2023

July 22, 2022
USDA’s Risk Management Agency is expanding double crop insurance opportunities in over 1,500 counties where double cropping is viable.

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USDA Has Issued More Than $4 Billion in Emergency Relief Program Payments to Date

June 30, 2022
Commodity and specialty crop producers have until July 22 to complete applications for assistance through the Emergency Relief Program.

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USDA Disaster Assistance Workshop for Producers Impacted by Wildfires Set for May 5 in Cambridge

April 29, 2022
Representatives from USDA FSA, NRCS and Risk Management Agency will present information on disaster assistance programs and resources available for farmers, ranchers and rural landowners.

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USDA Report Shows a Decade of Conservation Trends

April 6, 2022
A new USDA report shows use of no-till, crop rotations, more efficient irrigation methods and advanced technologies have climbed in recent years.

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