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Category: Farmer Deadline

  • Posted on March 9, 2016

    One way farmers can protect themselves against losing all of their income due to bad weather is with USDA’s Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, known as NAP. NAP is administered by USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA). NAP is a voluntary program. Hli Xyooj, Senior Staff Attorney with Farmers’ Legal Action Group, will be leading a workshop […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2016

    One way farmers can protect themselves against losing all of their income due to bad weather is with the Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, known as NAP. NAP is run by the Farm Service Agency (also called FSA), part of the U. S. Department of Agriculture. NAP does not cover all of your financial losses […]

  • Posted on February 22, 2016

    FLAG has published a new fact sheet on the Conservation Reserve Program – Transition Incentives Program. This program provides for additional CRP rental payments to land owners with expiring CRP contracts who rent or sell to a beginning, socially disadvantaged, or veteran farmer. Click here to learn more about USDA’s CRP-TIP.

  • Posted on January 4, 2016

    Minority and immigrant farmers are invited to participate in the 11th Immigrant and Minority Farmers Conference (IMFC). The conference will be held on Saturday, January 30 & Sunday, January 31 at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center, 1890 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55108. The conference is free to farmers. Language interpretation is […]

  • Posted on June 11, 2015

    Significant changes have been made to USDA’s Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) for the 2015 crop year. Many of these changes come from the 2014 Farm Bill while others were added by USDA as amendments to the NAP regulations and agency handbooks. Please click here to read FLAG’s overview of the changes. The most publicized […]

  • Posted on March 24, 2015

    On March 18, 2015, USDA officially designated twenty-five counties as eligible for disaster assistance. A number of USDA programs designed to help farmers and ranchers suffering from natural disaster are now available. In some cases, farms and ranches in counties that border on designated disaster counties are also eligible for assistance. That means producers in […]

  • Posted on February 3, 2015

    Feb. 7 & 8 (Sat. & Sun.)         1890 Buford Avenue     St. Paul, MN     (U of MN campus) For details, visit the conference website. Minority and immigrant farmers are invited to participate in the 10th Annual Immigrant and Minority Farmers Conference. This two-day conference provides education and resources to small farm operators, and […]

  • Posted on January 5, 2015

    10th Immigrant and Minority Farmers Conference Saturday and Sunday – February 7 & 8, 2015 St. Paul, MN St. Paul— Minority and immigrant farmers are invited to participate in the 10th Annual Immigrant and Minority Farmers Conference. The conference will be held on Saturday and Sunday, February 7 & 8, at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education […]

  • Posted on November 6, 2014

    We at FLAG know you are committed to building a sustainable local foods system, and that you already understand that many family farmers need support. What you may not have considered are the complex legal needs these farmers have, and how difficult it can be for them to access legal services. Running a farm involves […]

  • Posted on August 5, 2014

    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 […]