FSA: Deadline nears for CRP enrollment

· August 9, 2018

Farmers have just over a week to get eligible land enrolled in the CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) this year. Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Richard Fordyce reminded producers that the deadline to sign up is Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. “Any agricultural producer that has eligible land should review the benefits of this program,” said Fordyce. […]

House Agriculture Committee cuts red tape with 5 new bills

· October 4, 2017

Sometimes it just takes a little common sense. The House Agriculture Committee has approved five bipartisan measures designed to cut red tape and improve efficiency of forest and land management and diversify input on commodity standards. “Maintaining our federal forests can be hard enough without the bureaucratic red tape of Washington getting in the way. […]

North Carolina farmer goes hog wild to clear land for pasture

· June 6, 2017

A North Carolina farmer proves it’s OK to think outside the box when applying for a grant. Heck, you can even go hog wild. Larry and Judy McPherson applied for a Rural Agriculture Reinvestment Fund (RAFI) grant to help transition their farm from organic vegetables to pasture raised animals. After harvesting trees, Uwharrie Farm called […]

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