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MILC program extended and start month revisions


Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Preston Agriculture

PRESTON, Minn. - Tammy Martin, County Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Fillmore County announced that the 2014 Farm Bill extended the MILC program until September 1, 2014, or until the date on which the new Dairy Margin Protection Program takes effect.

“The MILC contracts are automatically extended for FY2014, so there is no need for producers to re-enroll in the MILC program,” Martin said. “However, because the 2014 Farm Bill was signed after the start of FY 2014, producers were not able to make timely start month selections for FY2014. Therefore, a relief period has been authorized to allow MILC participants to make start month selections for FY 2014 during the authorized relief period.”

MILC participants can change their start month beginning April 14 through May 30, 2014, by completing a CCC-580M form for the FY 2014 production only. Also new producers that started a dairy operation since October 1, 2013 can also make application starting April 14, 2014. For more information producers should visit their local USDA Service Center or FSA county office or www.fsa.usda.gov.

Dairy Indemnity Payment Program extended

The 2014 Farm Bill also extended the Dairy Indemnity Payment Program (DIPP) through September 30, 2018. DIPP is available to dairy farmers for milk, or cows producing milk, and manufacturers of dairy products who have been directed to remove their milk or dairy products from commercial markets because of the presence of certain chemical or toxic residue in the products. Payments of DIPP claims is contingent upon the authority and availability of funds.

For more information producers can contact their local USDA Service Center or www.fsa.usda.gov.

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Beef council’s referendum voted down by producers - Minnesota beef producers decline fee increase

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota’s beef producers have rejected the Minnesota Beef Research and Promotion Council’s proposed referendum asking for an increase in check-off dollars. Sixty-three percent of the 1,525 voting producers voted against the ..... 
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Pork checkoff leaders finding new opportunities in South America - Board members meet with farmers and trade leaders to address global challenges and expand markets for U.S. pork

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

PRESTON, Minn. – Examining emerging market opportunities and creating new partnerships to tackle global challenges was the focus of a recent study mission conducted by the 15 farmer-directors of the National Pork Board during a week-long tour of Br ..... 
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Fillmore County Dairy Princess crowned

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

The Fillmore County American Dairy Association held a Dairy Princess and Ambassador Recognition on March 30 in the afternoon at the Fillmore County Extension Office in Preston. During the recognition Melinda Woods was crowned the 2014 Fillmore Count ..... 
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Spring Cover Crop Field Day April 17 near Preston

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

The benefits of cover crops are becoming more apparent as more farmers use them. A field day will be held Thursday, April 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Josh Simon farm south of Preston to discuss these many benefits. The cover crop field day is located 8 mi ..... 
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In partnership with farmers, Extension helps shape our nation

Thu, Mar 27th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

By Bev Durgan, University of MN Extension The theme of this year’s National Agriculture Day – “365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed” – carries a significant message. We all need farmers for our survival. Today, each U.S. farmer fe ..... 
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Farmers and ranchers will celebrate National Ag Day on March 25

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

USDA Minnesota Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Debra Crusoe encourages everyone to take a moment to appreciate the hard working farmers and ranchers in Minnesota on March 25, National Ag Day. This year’s theme is “Agriculture: 365 ..... 
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Research grants available to help boost Minnesota ag products

Thu, Mar 20th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking applicants for $1.3 million in competitive grants for applied crop research. The research needs to focus on improving agricultural product quality, quantity and va ..... 
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Governor Dayton proclaims March 23-29 as Minnesota Agriculture Week

Thu, Mar 20th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed March 23-29, 2014, as Minnesota Agriculture Week. The designation is an effort to raise awareness of the significant contributions agriculture makes to the quality of life of all Minnesotans. ..... 
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