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MiAA emphasizes farmer networking

The head of Michigan Agriculture Advancement says the organization plans to focus on enhancing farmer connections and conservation engagement in 2023. Julie Doll tells Brownfield their organization prioritizes building grower networks. “There’s a real need for farmers to have strong social networks as they’re implementing... Read More.

Agent emphasizes value of crop insurance as margins tighten

A crop insurance agent says the risk management tool is becoming increasingly important as farm incomes are expected to decline in 2023. Lee Waters with Farm Credit Illinois tells Brownfield grain farmers have seen strong prices the last three years. “I feel like a big... Read More.

FSA administrator emphasizes flexibility for USDA programs

Farm Service Agency Administrator Zach Ducheneaux says USDA is working to be flexible within existing programs to help more farmers and ranchers.  Ducheneaux used the new forage hauling provision within the ELAP program as an example.  “We got feedback from the countryside that maybe... Read More.