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April 2019

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Dairy organization expands veteran services

"DGA is the first in the nation federally registered formal Apprenticeship in agriculture, providing an immersive learning experience comprised of two years of paid, on-the-job training on private dairy farms, and related classroom instruction."
Morning Ag Clips

Coalition supports Stress Assistance Network

"In an effort to improve mental health support for farmers, ranchers and farmworkers, National Farmers Union (NFU) and a broad coalition of leading farm and rural advocacy groups are urging Congress to fully fund the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) in fiscal year 2020."
Morning Ag Clips

Popular safety net program gets a boost

"Producers have a one-time opportunity until May 24, 2019, to obtain buy-up coverage for 2019 or 2020 eligible crops for which the NAP application closing date has passed."
Morning Ag Clips

Have a farm disaster plan

"Whether it be weather concerns, damage from fire, or breaches of security, farms should have plans in place for when disaster strikes."
Morning Ag Clips

Floods demonstrate importance of crop insurance

"Flooding in Nebraska demonstrates the importance of maintaining crop insurance"
Morning Ag Clips

Farm Aid activates its Family Farm Disaster Fund

“Farm Aid knows farmers and ranchers are being devastated by floods in the Midwest. We invite everyone to join us by donating to support farmers as they try to save their homes and businesses,” said Farm Aid President Willie Nelson.
Morning Ag Clips

New tools help with H2A applications, loans

“Customer service is our top priority at USDA and these new features will help our customers as they manage their farm loans and navigate the H-2A temporary agricultural visa program,” said Secretary Perdue.
Morning Ag Clips

A 2-year-old couldn't walk on his own. So a high school robotics team built him a customized toy car

"Due to a genetic condition, Cillian Jackson, 2, can't walk. But the Minnesota boy now motors around in style, thanks to some enterprising students at his local high school."
CNN Heroes Salutes

High school teen and her service dog star in production of "The Wizard of Oz"

"At 3 years old, Erin had her first surgery to treat osteogenesis imperfecta, a genetic disorder known as brittle bone disease. In her 17 years, Erin has had at least 103 bone fractures and 10 surgeries."
CBS Evening News

Blind man finishes New York City half marathon with the help of guide dogs for the 1st time

"With the help of some very good boys, runner Thomas Panek became the first blind man to finish the United Airlines Half Marathon in New York City on Sunday, along with a trio of guide dogs."
Good Morning America