Minnesota USDA Farm Service Agency and the Minnesota State Cattleman’s Association to Hold Webinar on Jan. 21

SAINT PAUL, MN, Jan. 7, 2021 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Minnesota is holding a public webinar with the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association on Jan. 21, 2021. Minnesota cattle producers and others involved in agriculture will have an opportunity to learn more about the USDA FSA programs available to support the cattle industry in the state.

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Minnesota USDA Farm Service Agency and the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association to Hold Webinar on Jan. 21

SAINT PAUL, MN, Jan. 7, 2021 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Minnesota is holding a public webinar with the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association on Jan. 21, 2021. Minnesota cattle producers and others involved in agriculture will have an opportunity to learn more about the USDA FSA programs available to support the cattle industry in the state.

The webinar will provide an overview of existing USDA programs best suited to serve cattle operations. Minnesota USDA staff will review livestock disaster programs designed to provide compensation for eligible livestock and forage losses including; the Livestock Indemnity Program, Livestock Forage Disaster Program, and the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program. Programs designed to provide financing for storage, handling equipment, farm operations, and farm ownership will also be reviewed, including; Farm Loans, Marketing Assistance Loans, and Farm Storage Facility Loans. Minnesota USDA conservation staff will review options available under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) that include; General CRP, Continuous CRP, CRP Grasslands as well as details on nonemergency haying and grazing provisions.

You can join the Minnesota FSA and Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association Webinar through the following link:

Thursday, Jan. 21, 7:00 p.m. (CST) Webinar for Minnesota Cattle Operations

Click HERE to join the Jan. 21, 7 p.m. Minnesota Webinar

or CALL 1-636-352-2946, conference ID: 474 943 499#

When you join the meeting, attendees will be taken to a page where you can choose to either join on the web or download the desktop app. If you already have the Teams app, the meeting will open there automatically. If you don’t have a Teams account, you may join the meeting as a guest. The webinar will be recorded and will be publicly available following the session. To access the recording of the presentation, follow the link above after the presentation time and date has passed.

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact Daniel Mahoney at (651) 602-7710, or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, and daniel.mahoney@usda.gov by January 14, 2021.

All USDA Service Centers are open for business, including those that restrict in-person visits or require appointments. All Service Center visitors wishing to conduct business with FSA, Natural Resources Conservation Service or any other Service Center agency should call ahead and schedule an appointment. Service Centers that are open for appointments will pre-screen visitors based on health concerns or recent travel, and visitors must adhere to social distancing guidelines. Visitors are also required to wear a face covering during their appointment. Our program delivery staff will continue to work with our producers by phone, email and using online tools. More information can be found at farmers.gov/coronavirus.    

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