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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 Offers Disaster Assistance to Nebraska Farmers and Livestock Producers Impacted by Drought, Wildfire

April 26, 2022
USDA has technical and financial assistance available to help Nebraska farmers and livestock producers across the state recover from recent wildfires and ongoing drought.

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Getting Your Start on the Farm or Ranch with USDA Farm Service Agency Webinar

February 24, 2022
Learn more about the USDA Farm Service Agency's unique loan options for farmers and ranchers.

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Farm Program Details, Decisions, and Directions Webinar

January 21, 2022
This webinar provides an update on farm programs, and discusses the path ahead as initial ideas and plans begin to surface for the next farm bill due in 2023.

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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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