Hello Again! Is your corn in the ground? Are you done with beans yet? What? Are you just a bit busy right now? With all this sunshine and the days getting longer, you’re still not done? You know, there’s hay to mow too… Believe me, we understand. Trying to balance the demands of planting, the […]
Hello Again! I was asked the other day why farmers talk about the weather. Guessing it goes back to that it is the one variable that everything else aside, can either make or break us for the year. Even if we do everything right, without the weather, our crop will still fail! So yes, especially […]
Hello Again! And a warm welcome to the beautiful springtime weather! Now that spring planting has begun, many farmers are busy trying to get all of their crops planted by the final crop planting dates established by the Risk Management Agency. If, by chance, Mother Nature does not cooperate, the Farm Service Agency encourages producers […]
Hello Again! Kitchen – check. Bedrooms – check. Garage – check. Yes, I’ve been busy spring cleaning! Have you ever wondered who works to clean our planet? America’s farmers and ranchers play an important role in keeping the earth clean through the Farm Service Agency’s Conservation Reserve Program. CRP conserves soil, improves water and air […]
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Farmers, if you plan to plant a different crop on your current cropland, check with NRCS to assure the new crop will qualify under your conservation system.
Hello Again! The Farm Service Agency has a loan program to assist rural youth to establish and operate income producing agriculture projects. The youth loan program is connected to participation in 4-H or FFA. The project must be planned and operated with the assistance of their advisor and parents. The project must produce sufficient income […]
Hello Again! The Farm Service Agency has a guaranteed loan program available to assist farmers and agricultural lenders. Guaranteed loans are made by a commercial lender, Farm Credit or a bank. The Farm Service Agency provides the guarantee to the lender, not the borrower. The lender makes and services the loan. Guaranteed loans are the […]
Each fiscal year Congress allocates the Farm Service Agency loan funds as part of the USDA budget. Congress makes allocations for each loan program: direct operating, direct farm ownership, emergency disaster, guaranteed operating and guaranteed farm ownership. The FSA national office then allocates loan funds to each state based on a formula used to determine […]
Hello Again! It seems as though spring has come early, as I watch the snow drops bloom and see the daffodils shooting skyward. This has been an unusual winter and I’m pretty sure that we can count on more snow and cold before it’s all said and done. March has a way of catching us […]
Hello again! The other day my wife asked me to retrieve some canned goods from the basement cupboard and I was reminded of the many trips I made to the fruit cellar as a child. There were rows and rows of quart jars filled with vegetables and fruits and meats. It was a beautiful sight […]
There was a time not too long ago that folks with cataracts had little hope of regaining their full vision and enjoying nature’s wonders. Most of us take the privilege of sight for granted and I know many of our readers have had cataract surgery and know firsthand what a blessing it is.