USDA Encourages Early Registration for FSA Programs

USDA Encourages Early Registration for FSA Programs WASHINGTON, March 21, 2014 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia today recommended that farmers and ranchers who plan to participate in FSA programs register in advance. Producers are encouraged to report farm records and business structure changes to...

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Rain does little to ease drought

The statewide drought appears to be easing as cooler La Nina conditions bring more rain to Hawaii, according to the National Weather Service. But farmers and ranchers said a protracted amount of rain is needed before they can recover from several years of extremely dry conditions. Some areas, such as southwestern Kauai and leeward...

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