STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Pawlenty seeks farmer aid
Gov. Tim Pawlenty wants the federal government to provide low-interest loans to farmers in six northern Minnesota counties affected by wet weather in 2008 and 2009.
Pawlenty sent a letter asking U.S. ... Posted on 9/15/09 at 10:56 AM
America’s students will see healthier and more nutritious foods in the cafeteria as they return to school this year, according to Agriculture Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated seven counties in Minnesota as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by the combined effects of excessive rain, excessive heat, high winds, tornadoes and an early fall frost that occurred during the period of April 1, 2011 through September 15, 2011.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) must be built to meet the evolving needs of a 21st century agricultural economy, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday in presenting USDA’s Blueprint for Stronger Service, a plan that helps producers continue to drive America’s economy by streamlining operations and cutting costs.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 11 counties in Minnesota as natural disaster areas due to the combine effects of excessive rain, excessive heat, high winds, tornadoes and an early fall frost that occurred during the period of April 1, 2011, through Sept. 15, 2011.
Linda Hennen, executive director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Minnesota, used the release of a final rule that targets fraud and abuse of farm programs to join FSA Administrator Jonathan Coppess and state her commitment to accuracy.
USDA Farm Service Agency Minnesota Executive Director Linda Hennen has announced the launch of a Conservation Loan (CL) program that will provide farm owners and farm-related business operators access to credit to implement conservation techniques that will conserve natural resources.
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