Community Meeting Tonight, May 1st

Community Meeting Tonight, May 1st

A group of nine students from the UNL School of Landscape Architecture will be in Valentine Tuesday evening to present ideas about improving the quality of life in the Valentine area. This has been the entire focus of these students this semester.  After two other...
SD Crop Report

SD Crop Report

Planting of spring wheat is finally getting underway in South Dakota. The federal Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that 2 percent of the crop is in the ground, well behind the five-year average of 50 percent. Last year at this time, nearly 75...
Changes to USDA Program

Changes to USDA Program

Agricultural producers who have lost livestock to disease, resulting from a weather disaster, have an additional way to become eligible for a key U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance program. USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and...
USDA Offers Blizzard Recovery Assistance

USDA Offers Blizzard Recovery Assistance

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers disaster assistance and low-interest loan programs to assist agricultural producers in their recovery efforts following blizzards or other qualifying natural disasters. Available programs and loans include: Non-Insured Crop...
LIP Benefits Available

LIP Benefits Available

Valentine USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that producers who suffered qualifying livestock losses due to the recent blizzard could be eligible for the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). “LIP provides livestock producers with a vital safety net to help...
SD Crop Report

SD Crop Report

South Dakota’s winter wheat crop remains mostly in fair condition as spring progresses. The federal Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that 62 percent of the wheat crop is rated fair, with another 22 percent in good condition. Only 16 percent...