Linda Hennen, State Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Minnesota reports that catfish and asparagus producers will have until September 23, 2010 to apply for the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program for Farmers.
A biomass field day/workshop will be offered in Alexandria.
“Woody Biomass for Energy: Where Are We Now?” will be presented on Thursday, June 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Public Works Department (park in the northeast lot).
Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson (D-Minnesota) thanked U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for quickly implementing the Dairy Economic Loss Assistance Payment Program, which he said will help dairy farmers who are struggling with a severe economic crisis facing the industry.
The National Farmers Organization is asking all the major national milk marketing cooperatives to come together and use their market share as power in setting a fair price for the nation’s milk producers.
The annual state convention of the Minnesota National Farmers Organization (NFO) will be held Saturday, December 5 at the Lynx Golf Course, located two miles south of Sauk Centre along Highway 71. This is a new location for NFO’s annual meeting.
From developing cold hardy kiwi fruit to extending the vegetable growing season, many Minnesota farmers and researchers have turned their ideas into viable production practices with the help of a Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) Sustainable Agriculture grant.
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