Farm Service Agency news
Who’s buying farmland? That is a question that Halderman Real Estate and Farm Management agents have had to answer more than once in the last few months.
Farmers who make a crop hail insurance policy part of their risk management portfolio have an additional benefit that they, hopefully, will never have to use.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture launched a new online tool to help farmers and ranchers better navigate the farm loan application process.
Dairy producers can now enroll for 2023 coverage through the Dairy Margin Coverage program, an important safety net program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that helps producers manage changes in milk and feed prices.
Scott Halpin is well into his first year as the Illinois Farm Service Agency state executive director and enjoys the opportunities the position provides. Halpin farms in the Gardner and South Wilmington area with his father, Frank, and his brother, Chris.
The unexpected large reductions in projected corn and soybean harvested acres in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s reports was called a “game changer.” “Wow, did USDA give us something to talk about today,” said Arlan Suderman, StoneX Financial chief commodities economist.
The ‘I’ states saw a few harvested acres and average yield projection adjustments in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s crop production estimates. Harvested acreage changes were based on data that included the latest certified acres statistics from the Farm Service Agency.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it will indefinitely extend the deadline for producers to return the pre-filled applications for Phase One of the Emergency Relief Program.
I like to describe the American farmer as a true conservationist and an incredible ambassador for our country, one who cares for the land for this and future generations.
Farmland values jumped 23% in the first quarter of 2022 compared to a year ago, continuing the recent streak of sharp year-over-year gains in the 7th Federal Reserve District.
Commodity and specialty crop producers in 12 Illinois counties impacted by drought events in 2020 or 2021 are eligible for emergency relief payments.
President Joe Biden expressed vividly in his State of the Union address that he is counting on Americans to secure the future. As an employee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, I know President Biden sees a future of clean energy and regenerative agriculture.
Three new farmers were elected to the Indiana Soybean Alliance board of directors while five soybean growers were reelected.
The sign-up period for dairymen to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage program for 2022 is open until Feb. 18.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is leveraging its authorities under the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program to bring in new types of partners and ultimately expand opportunities in voluntary conservation for the nation’s agricultural producers and private landowners.