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The 2017 calendar year was a historic year for natural disasters; USDA will make disaster payments of up to $2.36 billion, as provided by Congress, to help America’s farmers and ranchers recover from hurricanes and wildfires.
Because specialty crops have much higher market values compared to traditional row crops, specialty crop production is an important contributor to the Midwest’s rural economy with an estimated annual revenue value of $1.8 billion dollars in 2012. However,…
Developed specifically to meet the unique needs of agricultural producers, and provide educators and advisors information and resources to help farmers in the region increase their resilience to weather extremes and a changing climate.