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Courtesy U.S. Drought Monitor

USDA Designates Four Nebraska Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

October 14, 2021
Chase, Dundy, Hayes and Hitchcock counties were designated as primary natural disaster areas due to prolonged or extreme drought intensity throughout the growing season. Several other counties were also named as contiguous counties eligible for aid. 

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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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USDA Announces Funding to Assist Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers under Pandemic Assistance for Producers Initiative

April 15, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the availability of $2 million to establish partnerships with organizations to provide outreach and technical assistance to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. The funding was made possible by USDA’s new Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative.

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Grain bins that burst with wet grain during 2019 flooding

FSA Announces Disaster Relief Payments for Loss of On-Farm Stored Commodities in Nebraska

November 5, 2019
This week the USDA Farm Service Agency announced that payments now are available to eligible producers in Nebraska who lost stored commodities due to natural disaster in 2018 or 2019.

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