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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Farm Bill Programs Available

USDA Farm Service Agency News Release The Natural Resources Conservation Service, a division of the United States Department of Agriculture, is offering technical and financial assistance to farmers and ranchers to develop, install and implement authorized conservation practices. To receive assistance, the farmer or rancher must be in control of the land where practices...

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Recent rainfall eases drought

Downpours have ended drought conditions on Oahu and Kauai, but the suffering continues for farmers and ranchers on other islands Oahu and Kauai are no longer officially in drought conditions after last month’s heavy rain, the National Weather Service said. But farmers and ranchers are still suffering, especially those on Maui, Molokai and the...

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Seed industry is key component of Hawaii agriculture

By Alicia Maluafiti Since the demise of pineapple and sugarcane, the seed industry has helped diversify Hawaii’s economy and kept important ag lands in agricultural production by investing millions of dollars into failing infrastructure such as roads, buildings and irrigation. Not only does this ensure that those farmlands remain productive for future generations, but...

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