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Irrigators can complete the 2023 Irrigation and Water Management Survey online or via paper questionnaires, which will be mailed in January. All surveys are due by Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024.

USDA Invites Agriculture Producers to Share Input in 2023 Irrigation and Water Management Survey

November 29, 2023
Producer input through the survey will aid USDA’s efforts to promote efficient irrigation practices and long-term sustainability of water resources across the United States.

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To submit a request for USDA FSA assistance, producers should contact their local USDA Service Center.

USDA November 2023 Lending Rates for Agricultural Producers

November 17, 2023
USDA FSA's website features the Loan Assistance Tool, an interactive online, step-by-step guide that assists producers through the farm loan process.

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Historical crop production reports for Nebraska are available at USDA.

Nebraska Crop Production Report for November 2023

November 14, 2023
Nebraska crop production forecasts continue to indicate a banner year for sorghum, at a 153% increase compared to 2022. Corn, sugarbeet and potato production is also up, while soybean production is slightly down.

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USDA’s Agricultural Projections to 2033 report will be released in February 2024, and will feature full discussion of the commodity supply and use projections, and projections for farm income and global commodity trade.

USDA Announces Early Release of Select Commodity Tables for Agricultural Projections to 2033

November 3, 2023
The tables to be released on Nov. 7 will include 10-year projections for major U.S. crops and livestock products.

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All sessions of the 2024 Agricultural Outlook Forum will be livestreamed, and virtual attendance is free. See registration link below for more information.

Registration Now Open for USDA’s 100th Agricultural Outlook Forum

November 2, 2023
At the 2024 forum, more than 100 experts from government, industry and academia will share insights on commodity and food price outlooks, U.S. and global agricultural trade developments, ag innovations, climate change and the bioeconomy.

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Applications for USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service program assistance need to be submitted by Nov. 17 to be considered for this year’s funding. (USDA NRCS photo)

Application Cutoff for Natural Resource Conservation Funds Approaching

October 6, 2023
Farmers and ranchers interested in preventing erosion, improving soil health, conserving water and wildlife, or making other natural resource conservation improvements to their property are encouraged to apply.

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Tractor in field at sunset provides financial assistance for farmers, ranchers and forest landowners who experienced discrimination in USDA farm lending programs prior to January 2021.
The Discrimination Financial Assistance Program

USDA Extends Application Deadline for Discrimination Financial Assistance Program to Jan. 13

October 6, 2023
The deadline extension is intended to allow more time for farmers currently in harvest season to get assistance and training, and apply for the program.

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By the close of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, USDA, through the delivery of FSA programs, will have invested more than $19 billion in America’s agricultural producers with more economic support on the way in fiscal year 2024.

USDA to Begin Issuing $1.75 Billion to Ag Producers Through Critical Emergency Relief Programs

September 28, 2023
This week, FSA will issue more than $581 million in 2021 and 2022 drought and wildfire emergency relief to eligible ranchers, and $1.17 billion in crop disaster assistance.

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