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Council hires garbage hauler, acts on other items
Council members, mayor get 10 percent bump
Updated: Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Minnesota authorities seek new tips in 5-year-old death investigation
Volleyball: Montevideo drops Lakers
Area volleyball: Section play getting under way
Blizzard hockey: Steel run past Alex
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
hires and promotions
On The Street
Farm Service Agency
October 7, 2016
Good crop but where to put it?
Farmers around Douglas County were fortunate to escape some of the heavy rains that have hurt yields and hampered field work in areas just to...
October 7, 2016 - 12:00am
June 22, 2016
Producers should file crop certification report
In order to comply with Farm Service Agency (FSA) program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Douglas County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline. Certifying now will help avoid lines and wait time later....
June 22, 2016 - 12:00am
June 8, 2016
USDA unveils improvement to Streamline Crop Reporting
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that farmers and ranchers filing crop acreage reports with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and participating insurance providers approved by the Risk Management Agency (RMA) now can provide the common information from their acreage...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
May 4, 2016
The constant hum of the motor from my four-wheel-drive tractor and the late night radio programs at 1 a.m. entertained me as I prepared fields for planting the next morning. I find myself with a smirk on my face reflecting upon what brings a person to go to such measures. Farming...
May 4, 2016 - 12:00am
February 24, 2016
'We have 40 chances'
Billionaire Investor Warren Buffet's middle son Howard is a farmer and as a farmer he has heard the saying that I, as a fellow farmer, have often heard: We have 40 chances. Howard and his son Howard have written a book entitled 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World. The premise...
February 24, 2016 - 12:00am
June 17, 2015
Know your farmer, know your food
USDA offers interactive website
June 17, 2015 - 12:00am
April 15, 2015
Assistance to help honeybee, livestock, farm-raised fish producers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency recently announced that nearly 2,700 applicants will begin receiving disaster assistance through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) for losses experienced from October...
April 15, 2015 - 12:00am
April 30, 2014
Farm Service Agency office gets new boss
Douglas, Pope county offices share director
April 30, 2014 - 12:00am
January 16, 2011
Farm Service Agency works to reduce fraud, abuse
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. At issue has been the dispersal of payments...
January 16, 2011 - 11:07am
July 2, 2010
Nominations sought for Farm Service Agency committee
The election of agricultural producers to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee is important to all farmers, whether beginning or long established, with large or small operations. It is important that every eligible producer participate in these elections because the county...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
November 18, 2009
Farm Service Agency county committee elections under way
Linda Hennen, executive director of the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency in Minnesota, announced that the 2009 FSA county committee election ballots have been mailed to eligible voters. Ballots must be returned to local FSA offices by December...
November 18, 2009 - 12:00am
September 30, 2009
Non-insured Assistance Program deadlines September 30
The Non-Insured Assistance Program (NAP) is a program administered by the Farm Service Agency that provides for weather related loss protection for crops where conventional (Multi-Peril) crop insurance is not available. Eligible crops include fruits and vegetables, mushrooms, floriculture,...
September 30, 2009 - 12:00am