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The counties highlighted in blue are now eligible to apply for 2023 LFP benefits on small grains, native pasture, improved pasture or forage sorghum due to severe drought status. (CropWatch image)

USDA Farm Service Agency Offers Disaster Assistance to Nebraska Farmers, Livestock Producers Impacted by Drought

April 26, 2023
Producers have until Dec. 1, 2023 to apply for FSA drought assistance loans on grazing losses from small grains, native pasture, improved pasture or forage sorghum.

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USDA Announces Grassland Conservation Reserve Program Signup for 2023

April 21, 2023
Farmers and ranchers have until May 26 to sign up for the Grassland CRP through their local USDA Service Center.

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Approximately $123 million in automatic financial assistance has been made available for qualifying Farm Loan Program (FLP) direct loan borrowers who meet certain criteria.

USDA Announces Additional Assistance for Distressed Farmers Facing Financial Risk

March 31, 2023
The new relief funds will begin dispersement in April, and all producers with open FLP loans will receive a letter that details eligibility, and information about qualifying for assistance and how to apply.

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UNL Associate Professor and Extension Policy Specialist Brad Lubben discusses two new USDA assistance programs, the Emergency Relief Program (ERP) Phase 2 and the 2020 Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program (PARP), with USDA representatives Patrick Lechner and Cathy Anderson.

USDA Farm Service Agency Disaster Programs Webinar

March 16, 2023
Learn more about two new USDA programs created to assist farmers and ranchers with natural disaster and pandemic-related losses in this Center for Agricultural Profitability webinar.

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Soybeans, corn, beef, dairy, cotton and tree nuts were the top commodities exported by the U.S. in 2022 and represented more than half of U.S. agricultural export value.

2022 Was Another Record Year for U.S. Farm Exports

March 2, 2023
According to USDA, U.S. agricultural exports in 2022 increased 11%, or $19.5 billion, from the previous record set in 2021.

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2022 Census of Agriculture Now Underway in Nebraska

December 1, 2022
Nebraska producers can now begin using their unique survey codes to complete the 2022 Census of Agriculture, which is open for responses until Monday, Feb. 6, 2023.

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USDA Provides Nearly $24M Boost for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

November 16, 2022
The funds will support projects that assist farmers and ranchers with managing capital, acquiring and managing land, and learning effective business and farming practices.

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Assistance Available for Nebraska Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by Wildfire

November 11, 2022
Nebraska landowners now have until May 31, 2023 to apply for USDA NRCS assistance with wildfire recovery efforts on cropland or rangeland.

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