Tag: Randy Tufton

Randy Tufton to Retire from Norman County FSA after Long Career

Ada, MN — Long-time Norman County FSA Director Randy Tufton recently announced his retirement from the agency, which will be effective January 1st. Tufton has been the voice of the FSA and the various farm programs as the monthly Kaleidoscope guest on KRJB since he began working in Norman County roughly 25 years ago. Tufton…
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December 15, 2021 0

USDA Conservation Signup Ending Soon

Ada, MN — The rental rate calculations and enhancements have been announced for those interested in one of the several USDA Conservation programs, but landowners will have to act fast as deadlines are approaching. Randy Tufton of the Norman County FSA previews some of the new incentives that should have more producers interested in enrolling…
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July 21, 2021 0

Norman County FSA Provides Update on Drought Index & What’s Next If Conditions Persist

Ada, MN — While Northwest Minnesota has managed to escape by this summer with just enough rain to keep crops green and growing, there is still concern that more serious drought conditions could develop if it continues to stay dry. Norman County FSA Director Randy Tufton provided an update on the local drought conditions during the…
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July 14, 2021 0

Producers with Crop Insurance to Receive Premium Benefit for Cover Crops

Agricultural producers who have coverage under most crop insurance policies are eligible for a premium benefit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) if they planted cover crops during this crop year. The Pandemic Cover Crop Program (PCCP), offered nationally by USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA), helps farmers maintain their cover crop systems, despite the…
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June 11, 2021 0

USDA Adding Incentives for CRP Program

Ada, MN — The USDA recently announced that they are again opening enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program as well the Continuous CRP Program, according to Randy Tufton of the Norman County FSA. In order to gain interest from landowners, the USDA is now offering higher payment rates, new incentives, and a more targeted focus…
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May 13, 2021 0

Norman County FSA Provides Update on CFAP-2 and ARP

Ada, MN — The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2, or CFAP 2, reopened earlier this month to assist producers of agricultural commodities marketed in 2020 who faced market disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Randy Tufton with the Norman County FSA says the program was opened up to more individuals not included in the earlier…
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April 14, 2021 0

FSA Accepting Applications for New Quality Loss Adjustment Program

Ada, MN — Farmers who suffered crop quality losses due to the natural disasters that occurred in 2018 or 2019 may be able to get financial assistance through the USDA Quality Loss Adjustment Program. The USDA announced the program in January to provide assistance for those with quality losses due to drought, excessive moisture, flooding,…
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February 10, 2021 0

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Brings Millions of Aid to Local Farms

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (11/12/20) Ada, MN — In mid-September, President Donald Trump and Secretary of Ag Sonny Perdue announced that the USDA would implement an expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. CFAP 2 as its known will again provide producers with financial assistance that gives them the ability to absorb some of the…
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November 12, 2020 0