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USDA News Release: Early CRP Contract Termination For Those Eligible

Lexington,KY.August 18, 2014 USDA Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, John W. McCauley reminds producers that as of Aug. 6, producers with acres under contract through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can apply for early contract termination, as required by the 2014 Farm Bill. The deadline to request early CRP contract termination is Jan. 30, 2015.

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Public Notice For Morgantown Utilities

PUBLIC NOTICE
Morgantown Utilities intends to increase the rate it charges for water to all customers due to increased operating and maintenance costs.
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USDA Announces Changes to Fruit, Vegetable and Wild Rice Planting Rules

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced fruit, vegetable and wild rice provisions that affect producers who intend to participate in certain programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014.

“Similar to previous programs that we’ve administered, planting fruits, vegetables or wild rice on base acres on a farm can result in a payment reduction for program participants,” said John W. McCauley, State Executive Director for the Kentucky FSA.

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USDA Announces Support for Renewable Biomass Energy

Biomass Producers and Energy Facilities Soon Can Apply for Qualification in Renewed Biomass Crop Assistance Program
 
 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced support for agriculture producers and energy facilities working to turn renewable biomass materials into clean energy. The support comes through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), which was reauthorized by the 2014 Farm Bill and will resume this summer.

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USDA’s Farm Service Agency Officially Announces Sign-Up Date for Disaster Assistance Programs

Enrollment Begins April 15 for Livestock, Honeybee, Farm-Raised Fish Programs
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced today that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
“President Obama and Secretary Vilsack made it a priority to begin enrollment for these programs,” said Garcia. “For farmers and ranchers who have been awaiting disaster assistance, help is on the way.”

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USDA Sets Date for Soybean Request for Referendum

Lexington, KY, April 2, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture offer soybean producers the opportunity to request a referendum on the Soybean Promotion and Research Order (Order), as authorized under the Soybean Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act (Act).

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Increased Opportunity for Producers as part of New Farm Bill Farm Loan Program Modifications Create Flexibility for New and Existing Farmers and Ranchers Alike

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced increased opportunity for producers as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill.  A fact sheet outlining modifications to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Farm Loan Programs is available here.

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Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program Deadline Near

Lexington, Kentucky, February 19, 2014— The USDA Farm Service Agency's Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance similar to crop insurance to eligible producers affected by natural disasters. The upcoming deadlines to file an application for natural disaster protection under the NAP are March 1 and March 15.

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Eligible Voters Reminded of January 17 Deadline to Submit Ballots for Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, John W. McCauley, reminds farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that they have until this Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, to return completed ballots to FSA. Eligible voters who have not received a ballot can obtain one from their local USDA Service Center. The last day for voters to submit completed ballots in person to local USDA Service Centers is Jan. 17, 2014. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked no later than Jan. 17.

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Control Lice Before They Reduce Beef and Dairy Profits This Winter

Lice can suck the profits out of your beef and dairy cattle herds during the winter. These cold-loving pests spread when animals bunch together in response to frigid temperatures, and we’ve already had plenty of those.

You can reduce potential lice problems on cattle by keeping new animals separate from your herd until you’ve given them a thorough louse treatment, generally two applications of a contact insecticide.

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