Farm Program

Dry bean field
Dry edible bean field in western Nebraska. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Proposals for 2023 Specialty Crop Projects Due Jan. 31

January 13, 2023
Producers, organizations, educational groups and other specialty crops stakeholders are encouraged to apply with proposals for innovative research, development and marketing projects.

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Young farmer

USDA Provides Nearly $24M Boost for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

November 16, 2022
The funds will support projects that assist farmers and ranchers with managing capital, acquiring and managing land, and learning effective business and farming practices.

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Wildfire in field

Assistance Available for Nebraska Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by Wildfire

November 11, 2022
Nebraska landowners now have until May 31, 2023 to apply for USDA NRCS assistance with wildfire recovery efforts on cropland or rangeland.

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Farmer in harvested field

Farmers Can Now Make 2023 Crop Year Elections, Enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs

November 3, 2022
Producers have until March 15, 2023 to enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2023 crop year.

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USDA Provides Payments of Nearly $800 Million in Assistance to Help Keep Farmers Farming

October 19, 2022
The Inflation Reduction Act includes a total $3.1 billion in assistance for distressed farm loan borrowers whose operations face financial risk.

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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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Soil nutrients

USDA Announces New Opportunities to Improve Nutrient Management

September 12, 2022
Through USDA’s conservation programs, farmers will have opportunities to improve their nutrient management planning, mitigating the impacts of supply chain disruptions and increased input costs.

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Farmer in drought field

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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