Tag: Clay County

Mid-Contract Management Reminders for Current CRP Enrollees

Ada, MN — During his recent visit on the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program, Norman and Clay County Farm Service Agency Director James Kruize provided some reminders to producers who currently have existing Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts. Kruize says CRP enrollees must continue to track their expenses, follow nesting season rules, and overall maintain the acreage…
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May 13, 2022 0

FSA Announces Emergency Relief Program for Crop Producers

Ada, MN — Similar to the Emergency Livestock Relief Program, the Farm Service Agency has announced their Emergency Relief Program Assistance for Crop Producers, which would provide assistance to row crop and specialty crop operations impacted by natural disasters in the 2020 and 2021 years. Norman and Clay County Director James Kruize previewed some of…
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April 13, 2022 0

FSA Offering Loans for Youth and Beginning Farmers

Ada, MN — Whether you want to purchase livestock to display at the county fair or you’re looking to start your own farming operation, the USDA Farm Service Agency has funding options for youth and beginning farmers. Youth loans are available to individual young persons to start and operate income-producing projects of modest size in…
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March 14, 2022 0

Deadline for ARC/PLC Election or Enrollment is March 15th

Ada, MN — Farmers looking to make election changes or to enroll in the FSA ARC/PLC for the 2022 year have until March 15th to do so. Norman and Clay County FSA Director James Kruize shared more information about the deadlines and available resources for producers while on his monthly visit on the KRJB Kaleidoscope…
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March 3, 2022 0

Let Your Dreams Bloom with the 4-H Winter Garden Day

Glyndon, MN — 4-H Youth in Norman and Clay County interested in gardening are encouraged to let their dreams bloom during a 4-H Winter Gardening Day on Saturday, February 26th at 10am. The activity is a collaboration with Clay County that will take place at the Glyndon Community Center. Norman County 4-H Extension Educator Linda…
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February 16, 2022 0

USDA Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program

Do you raise hogs that were sold through a negotiated, or negotiated formula, sale? You may be eligible for assistance for hogs sold through a negotiated sale from April 16, 2020, through September 1, 2020, through USDA’s Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program (SMHPP). This new program is part of USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative,…
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January 18, 2022 0

Will Dead Lawns and Trees Recover from Drought?

Clay County, MN — Prior to this week, parts of our region went weeks without any rain at all, and some went months without any significant moisture. This caused lawns to turn brown and trees to start dropping their leaves and acorns much ahead of schedule. Now that moisture is returning to the Red River…
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August 26, 2021 0