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USDA Reminds Producers of Upcoming Livestock Disaster Assistance Deadline @DairyHerd

Special thanks to Dairy Heard Management for allowing us to link you to this vital information. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds livestock producers that the Jan. 30, 2015, deadline to request assistance for losses suffered from Oct. 1, 2011 through Dec. 31, 2014, is fast approaching. Applications for the Livestock Indemnity Program and the…


Rescuing farmland after a flood @physorg_com

We followed this flood event as keenly as anyone else with a stake in it, watching the two largest river systems, the MS & MO, unload¬† on the Upper MS River in 2011.¬† I found it amazing how those levees were designed to be blown or overtopped should just such a scenario arise. What forethought…


Disaster Assistance Programs from the USDA/FSA

Spring is upon us, and that means farmers are planting crops. Will the weather cooperate? To quote my late father, a cotton planter in Mississippi, “Don’t bank on it.”~Bruce Biles The Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides assistance for natural disaster losses, resulting from drought, flood, fire, freeze, tornadoes, pest infestation, and other calamities. “We implemented…