Agriculture

Wed
03
Sep

What's up at the FSA Office?

by Joyce Davidshofer, Allamakee County Executive Director

Reminders
April 15, 2014 – January 30, 2015 sign-up for the LIP/LFP/ELAP/TAP programs.
June 9, 2014 – September 30, 2014 – CRP Continuous CRP Sign-up 46.
November 1, 2014 – December 30, 2015 – Forage, pasture, grasses certification due for spring 2015 year. Late file fee will apply - no waivers.

Wed
27
Aug

Environmental Protection Commission adopts federal requirements on animal feeding operations

In a unanimous vote, the Environmental Protection Commission adopted rules governing totally roofed confinement feeding operations August 19.
The rules require these facilities to have a federal permit to discharge to waters of the U.S. called a national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) permit. Operations that need the permits must meet federal design, construction and monitoring standards.
However, the NPDES permit allows discharges of effluent to a water of the U.S. under certain conditions, such as heavy rainfall. Depending upon the location, an NPDES-permitted facility in Iowa would be allowed to discharge if more than 5.6 inches of rain fell within 24 hours.

Wed
27
Aug

What's up at the FSA Office?

by Joyce Davidshofer, Allamakee County Executive Director

Reminders
April 15, 2014 – January 30, 2015 sign-up for the LIP/LFP/ELAP/TAP programs.
June 9, 2014 – September 30, 2014 – CRP Continuous CRP Sign-up 46.
November 1, 2014 – December 30, 2015 – Forage, pasture, grasses certification due for spring 2015 year. Late file fee will apply - no waivers.

Wed
20
Aug

Allamakee County SWCD project helps landowners include conservation in land leases

The Allamakee County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) currently has a project to help landowners include conservation in their farm leases by updating their NRCS conservation plan(s) and plan maps to include them as an addendum to the farm lease. This free service is available to anyone in Allamakee County. Since there is an active watershed project in the Waterloo Creek Watershed, the SWCD would especially like to encourage Waterloo Creek landowners in both the Iowa and Minnesota portions of the watershed to consider participating in this project.  This project helps to facilitate discussion between the landowners and tenants regarding their goals and priorities for the land.  

Wed
20
Aug

What's up at the FSA Office?

by Joyce Davidshofer, Allamakee County Executive Director

The Allamakee County Committee meeting will be held Thursday, August 21 at 9 a.m.

Reminders
April 15, 2014 – January 30, 2015 sign-up for the LIP/LFP/ELAP/TAP programs.
June 9, 2014 – September 30, 2014 – CRP Continuous CRP Sign-up 46.
November 1, 2014 – December 30, 2015 – Forage, pasture, grasses certification due for spring 2015 year. Late file fee will apply - no waivers.

Wed
13
Aug

Applications being taken for Savings Incentive Program

Practical Farmers of Iowa is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Savings Incentive Program. The two-year program seeks to help beginning and aspiring farmers achieve success with their farm start-ups by pairing participants with experienced mentors; offering business plan support and the chance to save money and receive matching funds; access to learning opportunities; and connection to a network of supportive farmers.

Wed
13
Aug

What's up at the FSA Office?

by Joyce Davishofer, Allamakee County Executive Director

The Allamakee County Committee meeting will be held Thursday, August 21 at a.m.

Reminders
April 15, 2014 – January 30, 2015 sign-up for the LIP/LFP/ELAP/TAP programs.
June 9, 2014 – September 30, 2014 – CRP Continuous CRP Sign-up 46.
November 1, 2014 – December 30, 2015 – Forage, pasture, grasses certification due for spring 2015 year. Late file fee will apply, no waivers.
Wednesday mornings of every week, Allamakee County Executive Director Joyce Davidshofer will give an update on new and changed FSA programs at 9 a.m. on KNEI radio.
Anyone who has an email account can receive newsletters/bulletins from the Farm Service Agency. If the county office does not have your email on file, contact the County FSA Office. The current budget does not allow the FSA Office to mail newsletters through the post office.

Wed
06
Aug

What's up at the FSA Office?

by Allamakee County Executive Director Joyce Davidshofer

Reminders
April 15, 2014 – January 30, 2015 sign-up for the LIP/LFP/ELAP/TAP programs.
June 9, 2014 – September 30, 2014 – CRP Continuous CRP Sign-up 46.
November 1, 2014 – December 30, 2015 – Forage, pasture, grasses certification due for spring 2015 year. Late file fee will apply no waivers.

Wed
30
Jul

What's up at the FSA Office?

by Joyce Davidshofer, Allamakee County Executive Director

Wed
23
Jul

Safety tips to help agricultural workers beat the heat this summer

Summer temperatures that are cooler than normal have been a welcome change across much of the Midwest this year, but the “dog days of summer” will be back. When temperature and relative humidity levels climb, it is important for workers and employers to prevent heat illness. Heat illness can begin suddenly and includes conditions ranging from heat rash and heat cramps to heat exhaustion and life-threatening heatstroke.
Anyone who engages in strenuous physical activity during summer months when temperature and humidity levels produce high heat indices is at risk for heat illness.  Those who have not acclimated to working in the heat or who have returned to work after being away from it for a week or more are at greater risk of developing heat illness.  Workers in agriculture, construction, trades, utilities, landscaping and building and grounds maintenance are among those at most affected by heat illness.

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