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July 27, 2016
USDA Rural Development offers 1 percent loans for home repair
Very-low income households with homes in need of repairs have an option for a low-interest fixed-rate loan. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering a 1 percent fixed rate repair loan. The maximum loan may be $20,000 with a term up to 20 years. No mortgage or closing costs for...
July 27, 2016 - 6:13pm
July 26, 2016
Hunger hotline gives access to local food help
More than one in 10 Minnesotans and one in six children live in households that can't always afford enough food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture funds a toll-free hotline to make it easier for them to access food from both private and governmental resources.
July 26, 2016 - 9:13am
June 5, 2016
New reporting tool aims to save time for farmers, ranchers
U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced farmers and ranchers filing crop acreage reports will be able to take advantage of an initiative aimed at streamlining reporting. Farmers and ranchers filing those reports with the Farm Service Agency and participating insurance providers...
June 5, 2016 - 8:17pm
USDA extends deadline for recording farm structure
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced a one-time, 30-day extension to the June 1 deadline for recording farm organization structures related to Actively Engaged in Farming determinations.
June 5, 2016 - 8:16pm
December 25, 2015
Federal government clears S. Claus and reindeer to enter U.S.
DENVER (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted a first-of-its kind Christmas Eve waiver for a herd of reindeer to enter the United States, bypassing the agency's usually stringent requirements on the importation of livestock. The agency said in a statement issued...
December 25, 2015 - 11:16am
September 23, 2015
USDA announces dairy program deadine extension
WASHINGTON - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the deadline to enroll for the dairy Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016 has been extended until Nov. 20, 2015.
September 23, 2015 - 12:11am
August 14, 2015
Free food available for low-income seniors
Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors has openings in the Brainerd and surrounding area. The NAPS program is a free food program for low income seniors, 60 or older. The NAPS program is a USDA program that distributes canned fruits and vegetables, juice, milk, cheese, cereal,...
August 14, 2015 - 11:26pm
July 5, 2015
Ten tips to build a healthy meal
A healthy meal starts with more vegetables and fruits and smaller portions of protein and grains. Think about adjusting the portions on the plate to get more of what a body needs without too many calories. And don't forget dairy - make it the beverage with the meal or add fat-free...
July 5, 2015 - 10:48pm
June 3, 2015
Free meals at some area schools this summer
The end of the school year doesn't mean the end of school meals, thanks to some local programs aiming to feed children. Community members have taken up the task of feeding hungry students during the summer, through Operation Sandwich, associated with the United Way of Crow Wing...
June 3, 2015 - 7:35pm
May 18, 2015
U.S. loses meat labeling case; trade war looms
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Canada and Mexico are readying trade sanctions against the United States after they won a meat labeling dispute on Monday,...
May 18, 2015 - 1:56pm
May 15, 2015
USDA reminds farmers to submit paperwork before June 1 deadline
ST. PAUL - The United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) reminds agricultural producers this week of an approaching deadline for federal crop insurance subsidies. Producers must have their Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland...
May 15, 2015 - 9:04pm
April 23, 2015
Arbor Day: Plant a tree to save energy
The Arbor Day Foundation plans to work with 20 different utility partners in 18 states and the District of Columbia in 2015 to place 40,000 trees into the hands of tree planters through the Energy-Saving Trees program. The 2015 Arbor Day Foundation Energy-Saving Trees utility partners...
April 23, 2015 - 7:38pm
April 16, 2015
Free food available for low-income seniors.
Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS) has openings in the Brainerd and surrounding area. The NAPS program is a free food program for low income seniors, 60 or older. The NAPS program is a USDA program that distributes canned fruits and vegetables, juice, milk, cheese, cereal,...
April 16, 2015 - 9:33pm
Dayton considers turkey aid in bird flu response
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said no one knows how much it will cost to respond to a flu that has killed 1.5 million Minnesota turkeys. He said Wednesday that he would consider working with lawmakers to change state law to allow disaster funds that often flow to flood...
April 16, 2015 - 3:00pm
March 19, 2015
Grant writing workshops for food programs offered
LITTLE FALLS - A grant-writing workshop designed to help potential applicants understand, develop and submit federal grant applications for the farmers market and local food promotion program will be offered in Little Falls. Ryan Pesch, extension educator; and Greg Schweser, associate...
March 19, 2015 - 5:11pm