NRCS Program Application Deadline Dates

The USDA is recommending registration for their Natural Resources Conservation Service programs.  The program applications are available year-round, but many states – including Missouri – have upcoming ranking dates for the current funding cycle. Apply before the ranking date to be considered for EQIP and CSP funding in this cycle.  If you miss the ranking date, your application will automatically […]

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New Crop Quality Loss Program

The USDA introduced a new Crop Quality Loss Program.  Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce says the program is to protect crop quality from loss due to natural disasters.  Fordyce talked about the crops eligible for the program. He also talked about the loss threshold. Contact your local FSA office for additional information.

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Harvest Progress Going Great

Livingston County farmers are making good progress on the fall harvest and Livingston County FSA Director Jeanette Straker says they have seen some good yields as well. Straker says the corn harvest is about 60% complete with yields in the 175 to 200 Bushell range. Soybeans are near 40%, with yields of around 45 Bushells, maybe better on the later […]

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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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Pollinator Clinic Offered At Ag Center

The Power of Pollinators – a program offered by the Department of Conservation, NRCS and FSA offices in Chillicothe and partnering with Quail Forever.  Quail Forever Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist Andrew White says he will present the program June 22nd at the Mildred Litton Ag Classroom at the Ag Center.  White says there will be a wide variety of information […]

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FSA Elections Underway

Voting in the Farm Service Agency, County Committee elections is underway.  Jeanette Straker, the Livingston County FSA Executive Director says ballots have been mailed. Straker says eligible land owners should have received their ballot. If you have questions about the election, call the Livingston County FSA office at 646-622.  

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