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Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, July 27
Eastbound I-94 on-ramp near Garfield to close today
Police chief, sheriff set up timetable for adding body cams
Habitat receives land donation to build in Kensington
Update: 'Person of interest' in Long Prairie homicide now in custody
Talented field returns amid Resorters changes
Infanger, Berberich earn Diamond King Awards
Alexandria's Schultz competes on national level in Brazil
Parkers Prairie adds cross country, hockey this school year
Junior Legion state baseball: Alexandria takes lessons from 0-2 trip
Andria Theatre holds auditions
Prairie Fire Children's Theatre looking for 'Tom Sawyer' actors
A wish come true for Kennedi Hay
A sweet setup to fight cancer
Garden concert features New Orleans sound
Engaged - Sharp and Kasper
Engaged - McCulloch and Bakker
Engaged - Steffel and Spangrud
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Big smallmouth caught on Miltona
Equipment switch does the trick
A sunny day on Cowdry
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Alvin E. Sibell
Victoria J. Dorn
Elnora Christine Beireis
Steven Brian Ignowski
It's Our Turn: Road hogs, horn blasters and hell hounds
Commentary: Bait shop inspires 8-year-old
Letter: More taxis, more safe rides home
Letter: Franson doesn't back down on tough issues
Echo Press Editorial: New buffer law help for farmers
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
hires and promotions
on the street
Update: 'Person of interest' in Long Prairie homicide now in custody
April 12, 2017
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
The sights and smells of spring in conjunction with the increase of daylight hours brings excitement and optimism for me as I fine tune my equipment for spring planting. In my younger years, I would never have thought that the smell of fresh-cut hay, newly tilled earth or even a cleaned...
April 12, 2017 - 7:07pm
March 15, 2017
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
National Ag Day is March 21. In honor of this, the staff at the Douglas County FSA office would like to thank all the farmers and ranchers that make agriculture such a vital part of communities here in Douglas County. Agriculture is alive and well in Central Minnesota. Douglas County...
March 15, 2017 - 9:00am
March 1, 2017
Multiple FSA deadlines are approaching
Deadlines seem to bring out the best in some of us and, at times, the worst in some of us. Without deadlines, we would not have the motivation to chase after our ambitions or our accomplishments. Completing tasks attached to deadlines gives us a sense of accomplishment and a peace...
March 1, 2017 - 10:00am
February 8, 2017
Farm Storage Facility Loan program expands
One of the things I admire most about farmers is their resilience to anything Mother Nature can throw at them. Farmers generally are the eternal optimists. Times are tight for many aspects of agriculture, yet most producers that come through our office are positive about the future....
February 8, 2017 - 12:00pm
November 22, 2016
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
What a blessing this fall has been. Yes, we started very wet, but we have experienced an extended above average timeline that made for extremely good harvest conditions. I have seen cattle in seasonal pastures later into the fall than ever before.
November 22, 2016 - 11:00am
November 9, 2016
Acreage reporting deadline is Nov. 15
In order to comply with Farm Service Agency 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. The following acreage reporting date is applicable for Douglas...
November 9, 2016 - 10:00am
October 26, 2016
FSA is committed to assisting producers
What a fall. This is my favorite time of the year. Impressive yields along with a late killing frost has really pushed this crop ahead of a normal year's schedule. Economic concerns are always present, but having a big crop is very satisfying knowing the work of the last year has...
October 26, 2016 - 11:00am
July 20, 2016
Stay up-to-date on Douglas County FSA
By Steve Frericks, Douglas County FSA director There is always a positive in every negative. Agriculture has been presented many challenges lately that could be considered negatives to some.
July 20, 2016 - 12:00am
June 29, 2016
FSA county committee nomination period is open
The nomination period for the local U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees began on Wednesday, June 1. "County committees are unique to FSA and allow producers to have a voice on federal farm program implementation at the local level," Douglas...
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
December 23, 2015
New county FSA executive director appointed
Steve Frericks of Albany was named the new county executive director of the Douglas County Farm Service Agency (FSA) office. Frericks will assist...
December 23, 2015 - 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
December 31, 2010
Conservation Reserve Program celebrates 25 years
Linda Hennen, state executive director of USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Minnesota announced the 25th anniversary of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), which has protected the nation's natural resources since the signing of the historic Food Security Act of 1985. The act...
December 31, 2010 - 10:23am
December 18, 2010
Help available for farmers who suffered losses due to natural disasters
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the sign-up period for the 2009 crop year Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program begins on Jan.
December 18, 2010 - 9:04am
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
May 3, 2010
Applications accepted for losses in livestock, honeybee and fish production
Late-filed applications for the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) will be accepted for losses that took place in calendar years 2008 and 2009. ELAP sign-up ended on December 10, 2009, for 2008 losses and on February 1, 2010 for 2009...
May 3, 2010 - 10:45am