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FSA Reminds Livestock Producers of LIP Program Ahead of Extreme Winter Weather

Ahead of the most recent winter storm and extremely cold temperatures, FSA County Executive Director Nathan Peterson is reminding farmers and ranchers about their Livestock Indemnity Program. He notes the program provides benefits to livestock producers for livestock deaths caused animal attacks, but also specifically in this case adverse weather events such as blizzards and…
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January 27, 2023 0

FSA Report: January 26, 2023

FSA County Executive Director Nathan Peterson joined Tom Lano to discuss this week’s FSA Report! Listen to the full interview below! The FSA Report can be heard every Thursday on KKCQ at 6:55 AM.


January 26, 2023 0

Phase II of FSA Emergency Relief Program Announced

Ada, MN — Enrollment for the Second Phase of the Emergency Relief Program will be opening soon, according to Norman and Clay County FSA Director James Kruize. To help agricultural producers offset the impacts of natural disasters in 2020 and 2021, Congress included emergency relief funding in the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance…
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January 16, 2023 0

New FSA Fiscal Year Begins October 1st

Bagley, MN — Monday, October 1st is the start of the new fiscal year for the USDA Farm Service Agency and that means payments for various programs could be triggered. Nathan Peterson, Clearwater County FSA Executive Director, reminds producers to make sure their bank accounts are up to date if they are anticipating a payment.…
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September 30, 2022 0

Nominations Open For Norman County FSA County Committee

Ada, MN — The Norman County Farm Service Agency reminds producers that County Committee Elections are coming up this fall and nominations are now open for the western third of the county. James Kruize, Executive Director of the Norman County FSA, says the county committees play in important role in the FSA programming. Nomination forms…
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July 13, 2022 0

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

Applications Being Accepted for Conservation Reserve Program

Ada, MN — Applications are being accepted for this year’s Conservation Reserve Program General Sign Up. The deadline to apply is March 11th. The General CRP Program assists landowners in establishing long-term, resource-conserving plant species (grass or trees) to control soil erosion, improve water quality and enhance wildlife habitat on crop land. Norman and Clay…
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February 14, 2022 0