December 11th is the deadline for the second round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2)
September 30th is deadline to update safety-net program crop yields.
USDA announces changes to CRP Programs and also accepting applications to help cover costs for organic certification.
USDA warns not to plant any of these unsolicited seeds as they may be invasive species.
USDA Announces Flexibilities for Producers Filing ‘Notice of Loss’ for Failed, Prevented Planted Acres
Applications will be accepted once again starting Monday, June 22, at 8:00 a.m. CST.
Money distributed on a first-come, first-served basis starting Monday the 15th.
June 30th Deadline for ARC and PLC crop coverage programs.
Farm Service Agency County Committee Nominations Open June 15
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Available
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is implementing changes that will affect camping, lodging, or activity plans this season.
Now is a great time to view the bison at the Ft. Niobrara Wildlife Refuge.
USDA Service Centers continue to take precautions to prevent spread of coronavirus
The order can be found at www.nda.nebraska.gov/COVID-19
Alarming disparity between farm-level prices received by ranchers for cattle and wholesale prices for beef
Increased hunting opportunities proposed in Nebraska and South Dakota
Those with permits already will not be affected, but no new permits will be sold.
Residents are reminded to take extra precautions and self-isolate if feeling ill.
Governor Rickets encourages Nebraskans to take precautions again Covid 19.
The names of several new plaintiffs were added to an amended complaint against Cherry County and others.
USDA Service Centers Taking Precautions to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus
March 17th Meeting at Mid-Plains Community College Canceled
Martin and Norman Nollett will begin a liquidation sale after serving the community since 1963.
USDA Encourages Producers to Enroll Now in Key Sate
Deadline to sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) is Dec. 6, 2019.
Free program will be held held on Monday, December 16th from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM.
FSA Announces Disaster Assistance for Crop Losses Through WHIP+ Program
Achievement night held on November 17th
Voting Begins for 2019 Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections
FSA Announces Disaster Relief Payments for Loss of On-Farm Stored Commodities in Nebraska
The Cherry County Commissioners voted 3 to 0 on Tuesday to approve a permit for wind farm near Kilgore with several conditions.
Latest news from the US Department of Agriculture and Farm Service Agency regarding 2018 Farm Bill.
About 100 people attended the public hearing on the Kilgore wind farm on Tuesday at Valentine High School.
Deadlines approaching for purchasing risk coverage for some crops through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
USDA Enrollment Now Open Through Dec. 6
A reminder from the USDA Farm Service Agency Office that financial assistance may be available.
First case of West Nile Virus in Nebraska, in the North Central District Health Department’s jurisdiction.
June 25th was 4-H Livestock Day at the Cherry County Fairgrounds.
USDA Offers Producers Options to Re-enroll or Extend Expiring CRP Contracts
The deer ticks, known for carrying Lyme disease, were found in Douglas, Sarpy and Saunders counties
Producers using precision ag data equipment for planting encouraged to participate.
Extensions Also Available to Many Expiring Contracts.
Nebraska Farm Bureau Disaster Relief Fund Helping Farmers, Ranchers, and Rural Communities.
Public hearings held April 30th on two proposed amendments on zoning regulations concerning wind energy in the county.
Higher levels of coverage began April 8th through NAP.
Lingering smoke may be present for up to a week.
Farm Service Agency Reminds Farmers, Ranchers of Resources to Address Flooding, Blizzard Impacts
Gov. Ricketts Temporarily Waives Hauling Requirements.
4-H Communications & Expressive Arts contest held March 1.
Assistance available for those impacted by winter-related weather in Blaine, Cherry, Grant , Hooker and Thomas counties.
Thomas, Blaine, and Loup County Farm Bureau to Host Town Hall Meeting with Sen. Brewer on March 8th.
Celebrate the Sesquicentennial at the UNL Extension Office during business hours.
USDA Reminds Producers of Feb. 14 Deadline for Market Facilitation Program
Sheyenne Hammond recognized for work in class room as well as rodeo arena.
Many events during the 18th annual bull bash scheduled.
All FSA Offices set to reopen on January 24th amid government shutdown.
FSA Offices Will Reopen to Provide Certain Services to Nebraska Ag Producers on January 17, 18, and 22
Legislation will protect drinking water for Nebraska families.
Valentine Farm Service Agency Reminds Producers of Approaching Application Deadline
Forms due by December 31st
Farmers and ranchers have until Nov. 16, 2018, to sign up for funding.
Justin Nollette of Cody-Kilgore one of 13 teachers honored.
Increasing Number of West Nile Virus Positive Mosquito Pools
USDA Announces Details of Assistance for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation.
Game and Parks states cat was euthanized July 17.
Richard Fordyce to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s FSA.
UNL students will present final report to Valentine Community 6-8PM this evening.
South Dakota spring wheat planting finally getting underway.
Farm Service Agency Makes Administrative Change to the Livestock Indemnity Program
More assistance available through USDA programs.
Livestock Indemnity Program Benefits Available through FSA.
Winter wheat crop in good shape according to latest report.
Conservation Grazing on Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge
Game and Parks hosting informational meetings on mountain lions.
The Valetine Chapter of FFA will hold their annual Hired Hand Auction on March 20th.
USDA Rural Development State Director Karl Elmshaeuser will be in Valentine March 15th
Producers Urged to Consider NAP, Other Risk Protection Coverage Before Spring Crop Sales Deadlines
Over 150 people attended the hearing held at Valentine High School
Cherry County Commissioners set February 7th for rescheduled public hearing on wind farms.
Valentine Farm Service Agency Announces County Committee Election Results
Public hearing regarding changes to zoning regulations will most likely be rescheduled.
Latest South Dakota crop report shows impact of drought
USDA officials gather details on farm and ranch costs
Public hearing regarding changes to zoning regulations for wind turbines approaching
Fischer gains seat on US Senate Agriculture Committee.
Cattle in Wheeler county quarantined after positive TB test.
South Dakota harvest rebounds following drought conditions.
Valentine National Wildlife Refuge Announces Trapping Season.
Aquatic Habitat Project at Valentine NWR begins second phase
Some of the happenings from National FFA Convention, including a 6th place medal!
Veteran’s Day Program, Chili Feed, Gun Raffle, Silent Auction and Fireworks schedule for Nov 11th at the Fairgrounds.
USDA reminds producers FSA offers specially targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to underserved applicants,
Valentine NWR Announces Start of Prescribed Burning Season
USDA issuing safety-net payments to 85,000 Nebraska Farms
Ballots mailed out on November 6th and are due by December 4th
Wet weather slows harvest of corn, soybeans in South Dakota.
Bison Roundup at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge Sept 25-27
Corn and soybeans expected to fall short of last year’s harvests.
Ricketts touts Nebraska beef, tourism on Japan trip
Electronics Recycling Collection 4-7 pm on July 14 at NK Waste & Recycling