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FSA county committee nomination period in Fillmore County now open


Mon, Jul 13th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

Fillmore County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Tammy Martin, announced that the nomination period for local FSA county committees began on June 15, 2015. Nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the Fillmore County FSA Office by close of business on Aug. 3, 2015.

“County committees are unique to FSA and allow producers to have a voice on federal farm program implementation at the local level,” said Martin.

To be eligible to serve on the FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in an agency administered program, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the Local Administrative Area (LAA) where they are nominated.

This year, nominations and elections will be held in LAA 3, which includes the townships of Arendahl, Rushford, Holt, Norway, Amherst, Preble, Canton, and Newburg.

Producers may nominate themselves or others as candidates. Organizations representing minority and women farmers and ranchers may also nominate candidates. To become a nominee, eligible individuals must sign form FSA-669A. The form and more information about county committee elections is available online at: www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.

Elected county committee members serve a three-year term and are responsible for making decisions on FSA disaster, conservation, commodity and price support programs, as well as other important federal farm program issues. County committees consist of three to eleven members.

“It is important that county committees are comprised of members who fairly represent the diverse demographics of production agriculture for their community,” said Martin. “All producers, including women, minority, and beginning farmers and ranchers are encouraged to participate in the nomination and election process.”

FSA will mail election ballots to eligible voters beginning Nov. 9. Ballots are due back in the Fillmore County Office by mail or in person no later than Dec. 7, 2015. All newly elected county committee members and alternates will take office January 1, 2016.

MFBF president testifies before house agriculture subcommittee

Mon, Jul 6th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

In testimony presented to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, MFBF President Kevin Paap commented on the financial health of farm country. “Financial stress – ..... 
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Minnesota ffa announces top award recipients and elects leaders for upcoming year

Mon, Jul 6th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL – During the final session of the 86th Minnesota State FFA Convention, six FFA members from across Minnesota were elected to serve as the 2015-2016 Minnesota FFA Officers. These six members will spend the next year representing Minnesota ..... 
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Fillmore County 4-H Horse Project

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Preston Agriculture

On January 18, 2015 the Fillmore County 4-H Horse Project held its annual banquet at the Extension Office in Preston, Minn. Members and parents gathered for a potluck dinner followed by the monthly Horse PDC meeting. The annual awards program topped ..... 
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Cattle handling seminar featuring Dr. Kip Lukasiewicz to be held June 17 in Lanesboro

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Agriculture

The Minnesota Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Program and the Iowa BQA Program will host Dr. Kip Lukasiewicz at cattle handling seminars during June 16-18, 2015. These seminars on effective stockmanship and handling techniques provide cattlemen with th ..... 
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MDA to set nearly 15,000 traps statewide to look for gypsy moth

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will set nearly 15,000 gypsy moth traps across Minn. this spring. The work is part of the MDA’s annual detection trapping program and is designed to protect Minnesota’s forests and urban areas from n ..... 
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Agricultural producers in Minn. still have time to apply for direct farm ownership loan program Low-interest loans can help producers start or expand farms

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, MN, May 22, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Minnesota Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Deb Crusoe, today announced that farmers and ranchers still have time to apply for low interest loans available through ..... 
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Minnesota Farm Bureau recognizes Sesquicentennial Farms

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

The Minnesota Farm Bureau is pleased to recognize 21 recipients of the Sesquicentennial Farm award for 2015. A commemorative certificate signed by Governor Mark Dayton, Minnesota Department of Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson, and Minnesot ..... 
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Dairy Night on the Farm

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

Several county Farm Bureaus throughout Minn. are sponsoring or co-sponsoring a Breakfast or Night on the Farm during June and July. Each event includes a meal and numerous activities for all ages to enjoy, including farm tours, wagon rides, machiner ..... 
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