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Nomination Period For Farm Service County Committee Elections Begins

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Scott Olson, Getty Images

Farmers, ranchers, and landowners are encouraged to nominate candidates to serve on their local FSA county committee by the August 1st, 2013 deadline.

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to Hold Farm Bill Meeting in Lubbock

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Brendan Hoffman, Getty Images

The Food, Farm, and Jobs Bill is passed every five years and sets policy on agriculture, nutrition, conservation, and forestry.

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USDA Extends Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Discrimination Claims Deadline

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Scott Olson, Getty Images

The claims process offers a voluntary alternative to litigation for each Hispanic or female farmer and rancher who can prove that USDA denied his or her application for loan or loan servicing assistance for discriminatory reasons.

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USDA Extends Census Deadline for Agriculture Producers

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Scott Olson, Getty Images

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Services conducts the census every five years.

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Have A Newborn or Toddler? It May Cost You

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Paula Bronstein, Getty Images

Do you have a child born in 2011? It will cost you a pretty penny according to the annual USDA report on child rearing.

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Sysco Ground Beef Patties Sold to Restaurants in Texas, Washington, Colorado & Arizona Recalled Due to Possible E. Coli Contamination

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images

The ground beef subject to the recall was sold to restaurants in Texas and three other states

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All Texas Counties Receive USDA Disaster Declaration

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Lisa Maree Williams, Getty Images

The USDA has issued a disaster declaration for all 254 Texas counties due to this year's drought. 213 counties will qualify as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by drought, excessive heat, high winds, and wildfires.

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FSA Offers Compensation for Livestock Lost in Wildfires

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www.apfo.usda.gov

If you are an agricultural producer who has lost livestock and feed in the recent wildfires, you can apply for benefits through several programs provided by the USDA’s Farm Service Agency. Read more for details.

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