USDA Conservation Stewardship Program

The USDA reminds landowners that the annual Conservation Stewardship Program or CSP has begun the sign-up period. The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), provides technical and financial assistance for farmers and ranchers looking to implement enhanced conservation practices on their operations.  They have a wide variety of conservation practices to choose from, including cover crops, resource-conserving crop rotation, grazing management, […]

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Governor Parson To Attend Rural Broadband Announcement In Trenton

Missouri Governor Mike Parson will be in Trenton this morning for an announcement about the USDA’s plan for High-speed broadband internet e-Connectivity coming to thousands of homes in rural Missouri. The governor and USDA Deputy Under Secretary LaVoy will be at the Barton Farm Campus starting at 9:30 for the multi-million dollar Reconnect Pilot Program investment ceremony.  The program is […]

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USDA Funding For Livingston County Levee Repairs

The USDA levee repair program for Livingston County will be administered through the County courthouse.  Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas says the UDA has now released the money and will meet with area levee owners about the repairs.  Douglas says Dennis Speichinger will meet with affected landowners starting this week. He says unlike the FEMA programs, the USDA does not reimburse […]

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GRM Networks In Princeton Receives $41.6 Million For Rural Broadband

A $41.6 million dollar grant for rural broadband fiber is awarded to GRM Networks in Princeton.  GRM Networks is a member-owned cooperative and the USDA’s ReConnect Program will help with the installation of fiber optic connectivity for Northern Missouri and Southern Iowa.  USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce presented the grant and loan to GRM. Ron Hinds, CEO of […]

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USDA Offers WHIP+ Assistance for Qualified Producers

Agricultural produces that were hurt by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 may be eligible for Federal Assistance.  Disaster losses must be from the primary counties in the declared disaster areas.  The assistance is available through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Signup for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program will begin Sept. 11, 2019. Farm Service […]

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