In this video, created in 2014 by the National Hmong American Farmers, Inc. (NHAF), farmer May Vu and NHAF give step-by-step instructions about working with the USDA and its farm program services. The video is in English and Hmong (with subtitles). Please feel free to share it with those who may need assistance or who […]
USDA has announced that the enrollment deadline for the 2012 and 2013 Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) has been extended to Aug. 15, 2014. Originally, program sign-up was scheduled to end Aug. 1. The new deadline gives livestock, honeybee, and farm-raised fish producers who experienced losses because of disease, adverse […]
Minnesota’s minimum wage has been changed effective August 1, 2014. The changes affect both the minimum wage levels for different categories of workers and the employer revenue levels that determine which minimum wage will apply. For the purposes of the Minnesota minimum wage, beginning August 1, 2014, a “small employer” is any enterprise with less […]
Enrollment Begins July 22 WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) assistance for losses to bush or tree fruit crops due to frost or freeze during the 2012 crop year. The program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides supplemental NAP payment to […]
FLAG is pleased to announce the release of a comprehensive publication, the Farmers’ Guide to the Farm Service Agency Microloan Program, written to help farmers understand the new category of Operating Loans, called Microloans, now being offered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA).