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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 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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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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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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Nebraska Ranks Third in USDA’s 2022 Grassland CRP Signups

July 21, 2022
About 5.6 million acres across the U.S. are entering CRP in 2023, surpassing the 3.9 million acres expiring this year.

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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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Funding Available for Farmers and Ranchers to Develop Conservation Planning Activities

June 23, 2022
The funding assists Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers in identifying and finding solutions for specific natural resource concerns on their operations.

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