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Honey Bee Producers Could Have Help Coming

Posted: 10/20/2009 - If you are a honey bee producer and have lost bees or hives due to adverse weather on or after January 1st 2008 and before October 1st 2008 and before October 1st 2011, you could have some help coming your way.

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USDA ELAP Program Sign-up Underway for Honey Bee Producers

Posted: 10/19/2009 - Eligible producers who lost honey bees, hives or harvested/purchased feed due to adverse weather on or after January 1, 2008 and before October 1, 2011, can now sign up for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP).

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USDA ELAP Program Sign-up Underway for Farm-Raised Fish Producers

Posted: 10/19/2009 - Eligible commercial producers of farm-raised fish who lost harvested and purchased feed for the farm-raised fish due to adverse weather can now sign up for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP).

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USDA Confirms H1N1 in Minnesota Pigs

Posted: 10/19/2009 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says at least one pig from Minnesota has tested positive for the H1N1 virus, the first case of a pig contracting the virus in the United States.

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National Forest Conducting Online Vehicle Auction

Updated: 10/18/2009 - RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) — For the first time, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in northern Wisconsin is selling surplus vehicles with an online auction rather than live bidding.

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Craving Pumpkin Pie? You’ll Have to Wait

Updated: 09/18/2009 - The baking aisles of several area grocery stores have an empty shelf where canned pumpkin should be, but there is currently a national shortage of it.

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FSA Disaster Program Eligibility Requirements and Approaching Deadlines

Posted: 09/15/2009 - Forage, winter wheat, and barley producers interested in participating in FSA’s Non-insured Crop Disaster Program(NAP) or crop insurance(CI) in 2010 have until September 30, 2009 to obtain coverage for forage crops including alfalfa, most spring planted forages and pasture land forages.

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FFA and 4-H Students Invited To Learn How FSA Can Help Start Ag Projects

Posted: 09/15/2009 - Wisconsin students and teachers are invited to attend a webinar to learn how the USDA Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) low-interest youth loans and business planning assistance can help kids start or expand an agricultural business as part of an FFA, 4-H, or business project.

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