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    Minnesota Department of Agriculture Introduces Grant to Emerging Farmers

    On April 17, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced the Emerging Farmer Technical Assistance Grant. According to a release from the […]

    April 19, 2023
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    USDA Previews Crop and Revenue Loss Assistance for Agricultural Producers 

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced plans on November 15 for additional emergency relief and pandemic assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

    November 17, 2022
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    USDA Release: Farmers Can Now Make 2023 Crop Year Elections, Enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs

    Distributed via a USDA press release on October 19, agricultural producers can now change election and enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage […]

    October 21, 2022
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    USDA Announces $20 Million Aid to Support Producers Impacted by Natural Disasters

    The USDA and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Tuesday $20 million in funding to assist producers devastated by natural disasters over […]

    September 27, 2022
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    USDA Updates Crop Insurance Plans to Broaden Access

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is improving two of its most comprehensive risk management safety net programs, Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) […]

    September 1, 2022
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    USDA Announces Changes to Reporting Requirements, Providing Flexibility to Farmers

    The USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) recently announced a series of changes that will provide specialty crop producers greater flexibility to use […]

    July 6, 2022
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    USDA Now Offering Premium Benefits to Producers with Cover Crops, Crop Insurance

    Agricultural producers who have coverage under most crop insurance policies are eligible for a premium benefit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

    February 11, 2022
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    USDA Announces $52 Million Investments Toward Conservation, Underserved Producer Education

    Information was released on January 10th about a new USDA $50 million investment, across 118 partnerships, to expand access to conservation assistance […]

    January 11, 2022
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    USDA Updates Crop Insurance to Encourage Wider Adoption of Conservation Practices

    USDA is updating crop insurance to better meet the needs of U.S. farmers, including organic farmers. The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) […]

    December 2, 2021
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    USDA Introduces “Micro Farm” Crop Insurance Policy for Farmers Who Sell Locally

    Agricultural producers with small-scale farms who sell locally can now get simplified insurance coverage through a new policy designed for their needs. […]

    December 1, 2021