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Several different types of insects may try to enter your home this autumn as they try to find sites to spend the winter. They’re annoying, but harmless. To exclude them, seal openings in outdoor walls, around windows and doors, and along the foundation. read more


Streamlined wetland identification procedures will increase consistency across the Prairie Pothole Region

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today updated its process for identifying wetlands on private lands in the Prairie Pothole Region, as part of an effort to make use of new technology to improve our accuracy and efficiency in wetland identification. read more


CED Update

August is here and small grain harvest is moving along. We are hearing some impressive yields for small grains. The 2015 corn and soybean crop looks good as well. read more


Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Enrollment is Now!

Producers have one final step to complete this year to participate in the 2014 and 2015 Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage (ARCPLC) farm program. A contract, form CCC-861, will need to be signed for each farm and year to be eligible for benefits if a payment is determined to be paid. read more


Enrollment for 2016 Dairy Margin Protection Program Started July 1

FSA recently announced that as of July 1, 2015, dairy farmers can enroll in Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016. read more


Beginning Farmer Loans

FSA assists beginning farmers to finance agricultural enterprises. Under these designated farm loan programs, FSA can provide financing to eligible applicants through either direct or guaranteed loans. read more


Master Gardener Training

Master Gardeners are unique people who take an active interest in gardening, are willing to learn and enjoy helping others. The professional training they receive in horticulture makes Master Gardeners special. read more


Becker County Master Gardeners Plant & Pest Clinics

Horticulture question? Ask one of the Becker County Master Gardeners during their Plant & Pest Clinics read more


Becker SWCD Provides Buffer Legislation Update

In June of this year, Governor Dayton signed into law a new buffer initiative aimed at enhancing protection of Minnesota’s waters. The buffer initiative will help protect the state’s water resources from erosion and runoff pollution by establishing roughly 110,000 acres of buffer along waterways. read more


USDA Announces Conservation Incentives for Working Grass, Range and Pasture Lands

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that beginning Sept. 1, farmers and ranchers can apply for financial assistance to help conserve working grasslands, rangeland and pastureland while maintaining the areas as livestock grazing lands. read more


2015 Native Plant Order Form

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2015 Tree Order Form

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2014 Becker County Plat Book Form

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4H Newsletter

The most current 4H newsletter can be found on the following website.http://www3.extension.umn.edu/county/becker