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USDAs Dairy Margin Coverage payments begin

July 11, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened enrollment for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program on June 17 and has started issuing payments to producers who purchased coverage. Producers can enroll [Read More…]

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Prevented crop reporting deadline extended due to flooding

June 30, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

DES MOINES – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is extending the prevented plant crop reporting deadline for Iowa producers affected by spring flooding and excessive moisture. Producers in Iowa now have [Read More…]

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FSA looking for county committee members

June 8, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WASHINGTON D.C. – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will begin accepting nominations for county committee members on Friday, June 14, 2019. Agricultural producers who participate or cooperate in an FSA program may be nominated for [Read More…]

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Dairy producers get second payment under margin coverage program

April 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Enrollment Expected to Begin this June WASHINGTON D.C. — USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the February 2019 income over feed cost margin was $8.22 per hundredweight (cwt.), triggering the second payment [Read More…]

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USDA Announces Emergency Grazing on CRP Acres in Iowa

April 10, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

DES MOINES– USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Amanda De Jong today announced that effective immediately, emergency grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres is approved in Iowa through May 14, 2019. The authorization was [Read More…]

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USDA unveils new Dairy Margin Coverage program

March 7, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the January 2019 income over feed cost margin was $7.99 per hundredweight, triggering the first payment for eligible dairy producers [Read More…]

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Donnellson lands $670K grant to hook up to Rathbun

May 23, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

  WASHINGTON – Congressman Dave Loebsack today applauded the City of Donnellson for receiving a $670,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Water and Waste Disposal Program. This Rural Development investment will be used [Read More…]