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October – Now is the time to…

Plant spring-blooming bulbs outdoors this month. Water the soil well, then cover the area with 3 to 4 inches of mulch. Continue to water weekly if rainfall is sparse. read more

CED Comments

We know September is a very busy month for producers, but we do have a few September 30th deadlines to get completed. read more

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

Signup for the CRP-Grasslands initiative began on September 1st. Signup for the intitial CRP-Grasslands will end on November 20, 2015. The CRP-Grasslands initiative will provide participants who establish long-term, resource-conserving covers with annual rental payments up to 75 percent of the grazing value of the land. read more

2016 Acreage Reporting Perennial Forage (Grass Intended for Grazing or Hay)

The Becker County Farm Service Agency Office wants to remind producers that November 16, 2015, is the deadline for reporting forage crops (including Winter Wheat, Alfalfa, Mixed & Grass hay), pasture, and fall-seeded crops (intended for harvest in 2015) to their local FSA County Office. read more

Loans for Targeted Underserved Producers

FSA has a number of loan programs available to assist applicants to begin or continue in agriculture production. Loans are available for operating type loans and/or to purchase or improve farms or ranches. read more

2016 MN Gardening Calendars Available

This award winning 12-month spiral bound calendar (9 ½ x 13 inches) is filled with full color photographs that highlight Minnesota gardening month by month. It also includes timely tips for lawn, garden and houseplant care, with a special feature on conserving wild bees. 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

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

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