State, Federal Agencies Plan Forums On Predator CompensationThe Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the federal Farm Service Agency will host a series of town hall meetings in northern Minnesota to explain state and federal programs that compensate farmers for livestock losses due to wolves, raptors and weather.
U of M Extension Hosts Seminars On Dairy Program University of Minnesota Extension and the Farm Service Agency kick off a series of free seminars across Minnesota next week to help milk producers understand their options under a new federal dairy program.
Emergency Haying, Grazing Approved In 7 Counties Farmers in seven Minnesota counties have been cleared for emergency haying and grazing on acres enrolled in Conservation Reserve Program.
Minn. Heat Waves Causes Farm Animal DeathsMinnesota officials estimate more than 105,000 turkeys and up to 1,500 cattle were lost due to the recent heat wave.
Claims Process To Open For Hispanic, Women FarmersThe Farm Service Agency has set up a process to resolve claims by Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who say they were discriminated against when seeking farm loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Winter Aid Available For Minn. Livestock ProducersThe Farm Service Agency is reminding Minnesota livestock producers affected by this winter's harsh weather that help may be available.
Conservation Reserve Program Opens March 14Signup for landowners who want to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program starts March 14.
Review: Most Payments To Dead Farmers Are ProperA 2007 report that the federal government had paid $1.1 billion in subsidies to dead farmers sparked an outcry and has been frequently cited by critics who considered the payments a blatant example of wasteful spending.