USDA – Conservation Reserve Program General Signup is Open! Deadline has been EXTENDED!

*****Signup has been Extended by the USDA for this program******
Agricultural producers and private landowners interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can sign up for the popular program. The competitive sign-up, which began Monday, January 4th, provides annual rental payments for land devoted to conservation purposes. The acreage offered by producers and landowners is evaluated competitively; accepted offers will begin Oct. 1, 2021.

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UW-Madison & U of Minnesota Agricultural Survey

AURI is inviting you to complete a survey designed to assess and quantify the impacts of the COVID-19 on the farm and food communities in the Minnesota-Wisconsin region. Please share your experience about how the pandemic has been affecting your daily work and livelihoods.

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Beans & Bull: On-Farm Technologies

Join us for the next Beans & Bull: On-Farm Technologies webinar! Topics are: Get your planting right! Planter technology for optimizing seeding and Keeping synthetic auxin herbicides on target. February 18, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Women Food and Agriculture Network will host farm business marketing workshop

Women Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN) board member and marketing professional Diahann Lohr, will lead The Marketplace of Story: What Marketing Questions Keep You Up At Night? for a deep dive into developing and polishing your farm business marketing plan. Are you in a leadership capacity and seeking help to build a non-profit organization marketing plan? Then this workshop is for you, too!

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NCAT: Armed to Farm Virtual Training

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is now offering a virtual version of its popular sustainable agriculture training program for military veterans. NCAT is moving the training online to make it accessible during COVID-19 restrictions. Virtual Armed to Farm will cover topics essential to farm success, including business planning, budgeting, record-keeping, marketing, and USDA programs, as well as specific enterprise discussions.

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2021 Midwest Manure Summit

Supporting and strengthening the Midwest dairy industry through awareness, understanding, and adoption of innovative manure handling processes. Many topics will be discussed throughout the summit day. Pre-registration is required by 5:00 p.m., February 22, 2021.

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Beef Calving Essentials Webinar Series

The series will focus on different considerations to prepare for calving in beef cattle operations. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced beef producers can benefit from the presentations and Q&A time. Six sessions involving presentation and question and answers.

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USDA Temporarily Suspends Debt Collections, Foreclosures, etc due to COVID

Due to the national public health emergency caused by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the temporary suspension of past-due debt collections and foreclosures for distressed borrowers under the Farm Storage Facility Loan and the Direct Farm Loan programs administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA).

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