Wildfire in pasture

USDA Designates 10 Nebraska Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

April 29, 2022
Ten primary counties and 16 contiguous counties have been designated as natural disaster areas to allow producers access to emergency loans for recovery efforts.

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Firefighter in field

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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Grasshopper

Continued Good News for Grasshopper Risk on Rangeland

February 10, 2022
Based on fall adult surveys conducted by USDA-APHIS, the risk of grasshopper infestation in Nebraska rangelands will be low in 2022, with slightly higher risk in southwestern Nebraska.

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Potatoes

Proposals for 2022 Specialty Crop Projects Due Jan. 31

January 19, 2022
Applications are now available online for any producer, educator or organization interested in applying for this grant, which supports funding for new specialty crop projects.

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USDA Announces Program to Help Heirs Resolve Land Ownership, Succession Issues

August 10, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing $67 million in competitive loans through the new Heirs’ Property Relending Program (HPRP), which aims to help agricultural producers and landowners resolve heirs’ land ownership and succession issues.

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USDA Announces Dates for Conservation Reserve Program General and Grasslands Signup

June 24, 2021
The USDA has set a Friday, July 23, 2021, deadline for agricultural producers and landowners to apply for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) General signup 56. The FSA will accept applications for CRP Grasslands from Monday, July 12 to Tuesday, Aug. 20.

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USDA Reminds Producers to File Crop Acreage Reports

June 22, 2021
Agricultural producers who have not yet completed their crop acreage reports after planting should make an appointment with their local FSA office before the applicable deadline. Thursday, July 15 is a major deadline for most crops, but acreage reporting deadlines vary by county and by crop.

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