Farm Service Agency FSA

Programs offer assistance to farmers from natural disasters

The United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Brent Hampy reminds producers who experienced losses from natural disasters during the 2017 and 2018 calendar years that they may be eligible for assistance through several programs. One of those is the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program, which provides […]

Farm Service Agency FSA

Farm Service Agency ballots to be mailed to agriculture producers

Missouri Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Brent Hampy announced Tuesday that the United States Department of Agriculture will begin mailing ballots to eligible agricultural producers next Monday, November 5th for the 2018 FSA county committee elections. Hampy said county committee members represent farmers, ranchers, and foresters. He added that producers elected to the committees […]

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Prepare for Halloween with these safety tips

Children are now in the school routine and most children look forward to the Halloween holiday. If your daughter has already decided that she is going to be Elsa, and your son is debating between one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, then you are on your way to a successful Halloween. For other children, […]

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USDA Issues farm safety net and conservation payments

 The United State Department of Agriculture continues to invest in rural America with more than $4.8 billion in payments being made, starting this month, to agricultural producers through the Farm Service Agency’s Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs. Approximately $3 billion in payments will be made under the […]

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Community Emergency Response Team to hold new member drive

The Grundy County Community Emergency Response Team is seeking volunteers. CERT Coordinator Alan Barnett explains anyone from Grundy County may serve as a volunteer regardless of someone’s physical condition. He notes volunteers are trained to be able to help the community and improve their skills. The training includes disaster preparedness, fire, and basic medical training. […]

USDA provides additional food options to SNAP participants impacted by Hurricane Florence

The U.S. Department of Agriculture yesterday approved a waiver that will allow participants in the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in North Carolina to buy hot foods with their benefits through October 31, 2018. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue emphasized the importance of the waiver, noting that many North Carolina residents evacuated to shelters cannot […]