Producers To Get “Top-Up” Payments

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) says producers who are currently participating in the federal crop insurance program are in line for some extra help. Farmers who had a payable prevented planting indemnity related to flooding, excess moisture, or causes other than drought will automatically receive a “top-up” payment.

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Expert Gives Tips On Maximizing Silage Value

Upper Midwest — Corn silage harvest is in full swing in northwest Iowa. According to experts at South Dakota State University, significant losses happen every year in silage bunkers and piles across the United States. Read more


Mental Health Bill For Farmers Introduced

A bill introduced by Senator John Tester seeks to bring mental health resources and awareness to rural communities. The Montana Democrat this week introduced the Seeding Rural Resilience Act to help reduce stress and suicides in rural America. While Tester says, “there is no silver bullet,” he says the bill “provides better tools and resources for folks in rural communities to manage and reduce stress.”

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