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August – Now is the time to…

Constantly pick ripe and oversize produce from your gardens to minimize yellow jacket (wasp) activity and to encourage plants to remain productive as long as possible. read more

USDA to Host Listening Sessions on Wetland Compliance

Don Baloun, Minnesota State Conservationist of the Natural Resources Conservation Service announced that Listening Sessions have been scheduled seeking comments on proposed changes to the offsite methods used in making wetland determinations and new wetland mitigation banking alternatives related to implementation of the USDA wetland compliance provisions. read more

USDA to Invest in Red River Basin Conservation Effort

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson today announced targeted conservation funding of up to $50 million over the next five years in the Red River of the North Basin to minimize flooding, boost soil health, improve water quality and enhance wildlife habitat in the watershed. read more

65 environmental projects throughout Minnesota selected for $45.8 million in funding

The Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) met on July 10 and selected 65 environment and natural resources projects totaling $45.8 million to recommend to the Minnesota Legislature for funding. 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

CED update

As I'm writing this the sun is shinning at last. Hopefully it stays that way so your spraying and haying can get done. Minnesota has broken the record for rain fall in June, with our average rain fall for this area being around 4". read more

2014 Acreage reporting dates

>In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Name County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline. read more

USDA kicks off the 2014 "Feds Feed Families" nationwide food drive

USDA kicked off the 6th annual Feds Feed Families Campaign on June 2, 2014. read more

USDA announces new support for beginning farmers and ranchers

Department Implementing New Farm Bill Programs, Unveiling New Centralized Online Resource to Support Next Generation of Farmers. read more

USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers Farm Bill website and online overview of Farm Bill programs

The Agricultural Act of 2014 (the Act), also known as the 2014 Farm Bill, was signed by President Obama on Feb. 7, 2014. The Act repeals certain programs, continues some programs with modi­fications, and authorizes several new programs administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). read more

Youth Loans

The Farm Service Agency makes loans to youth to establish and operate agricultural income-producing projects in connection with 4-H clubs, FFA and other agricultural groups. read more

COC Nomination Deadline

The election of agricultural producers to Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees is important to farmers and ranchers. It is crucial that every eligible producer participate in these elections because FSA county committees are a link between the agricultural community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). read more

Important Dates and Interest Rates

Upcoming Dates to Remember & Interest Rates read more

2014 Becker County Fair

The 2014 Becker County Fair will be held Wednesday, July 30 through Saturday, August 2.
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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

2014 Tree Order Form

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SoilWeb Application

A new smartphone application, or "app," is available as a free download for both iPhone and Android users to access soil survey information. The app, SoilWeb, combines online soil survey information with the GPS capabilities of smartphones.