USDA Makes Change to 2023 Notice of Loss Requirements for Two Livestock Disaster Assistance Programs

Dan Aquaculture, Cattle, Livestock, Pollinators, USDA-FSA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has waived certain?notice of loss requirements for 2023 for the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-raised Fish?(ELAP) and Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). This move is an effort to streamline assistance to support access to critical 2023 natural disaster recovery assistance. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is waiving the requirement to submit ELAP or LIP notices of loss within …

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National Christmas Tree Now on Display

Dan Forestry, This Land of Ours

A holiday tradition is now on display at the nation’s capitol. Rod Bain has more coming up on This Land of Ours. This 2023 holiday season will kick-off with the National Christmas Tree Lighting! This beloved American tradition, presented by the National Park Service (NPS) and the National Park Foundation (NPF), will feature musical performances and the official lighting of the …


USDA Expands Drought Recovery Assistance to Livestock Producers in Additional Georgia Counties

Dan Agri-Business, Cattle, Funding, Livestock, USDA-FSA

The USDA Farm Service Agency in Georgia (FSA-GA) is now accepting applications in four additional eligible counties for the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) to provide financial assistance to eligible livestock producers for 2023 grazing losses due to a qualifying drought. This expands upon a previous announcement of eligibility for twenty Georgia counties. The deadline to apply for LFP assistance is January …

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Most States Saw Growth in Net Farm Income During 2022

Dan Economy, USDA-ERS

The U.S. saw growth of almost 31 percent in net farm income from 2021 through 2022. NFI is a broad measure of farm sector profitability. Researchers with USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) used data from the Farm Income and Wealth Statistics to classify states into six categories of NFI changes. The five agricultural states with the highest NFI include Texas, …


Dairy’s Long-Term Outlook is Bright

Dan Dairy, Marketing, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF)

The future of America’s dairy farming is bright as global growth and American production capacity and innovation combine to create a “powerhouse.” Gregg Doud, the incoming president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) said, “In terms of the protein world, dairy is a huge part of the future. As a former Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the U.S. …