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Farm Bill opportunities for rural communities, farmers and entrepreneurs rescheduled for March 24-25 A special series of meetings on n ~ r a l behind the Granary Food Co-op). development provisions in the new Farm During the meetings. representatives Bill has been rescheduled for March 24-25 of the Land Stewardship Project and the in the western Minnesota communities of Center for Rural Affairs will give presentaMontevideo. Morris, Ortonville and Red- tions on the Farm Bill's Micro Entreprewood Falls. These meetings are open to the neur Assistance Prugranl and some of the public and free of charge. For more infor- new develupn~ttntsand upportunities in the nlation, 'call Terry VanDerPol at the Land Value Added Producer Grants Program. Stewnrdship Project at 320-269-2105 or In addition. there will be discussions Steph Larson at the m e r for Rural Af- on Country of Origin Labeling and how it affects famiers who ~ ~ i n r klocally, et speat 402-687-2 100. cia1 provisions for beginning farmers and The locations and times are: Redwood Falls: Tuesday, March 24. ranchers. changes in meat inspection rules 230-4:30 p.m., Redwood Falls Public Li- and opportunities these changes offer for brary, 509 S. Lincoln Street; processing locally $row11 meat and sell* Montevideo: Tuesday, March 24,7-9 ing it across state I~nes,the Conservation p.m.. Montevideo High School lunchroom. Stewardship Program. and some of the new Fan11 Bill provisiuns related to organ150 1 William Avenue; Morris: Wednesday. March 25. 1 :30- ic tarnling. These meetings are sponsored by the -3:30 p.m.. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Land Stewardship Project (www.landstew43875 230th St. (Highway 59); and Ortonville: Wednesday, March 25, ardshipproject.ol;$) :uld the Center for RuCo~~ntryside Public Health Meeting Room, ral Affairs (www.cfi-n.01.g). 5-6:30 p.m., 47 NW 2nd St. (Main Street

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News New chance to reform farm payments By Chuck Hassebrook, chuckh@cfrn.org, Center for

New Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is reviewing a rule issued by the outgoing administration to redefine what is required to be considered an active farmer and eligible to receive farm payments. The standard became so lax in recent years that investors were considered actively involved in farm management by virtue of participating in two conference calls annually. That allowed mega farms to get unlimited Davments bv forming general with investor partners, each qualifving the farm for another set of up to the limit.

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if they participate in quarterly conference calls, with each taking responsibility for one topic on the call. One investor would take responsibility for financial statements, another purchase plans, etc. Senators Byron Dorgan and Chuck Grassley are seeking a higher standard requiring each partner to either work half time in the operation or provide at least half of the management on hisher share of the operation, including supervising employees, scheduling field operations, etc. We agree with them. Each of these proposals appropriately allows crop share landlords to receive payments on crops received as rent without being active in management. For more information or to send a message to the USDA: ~-

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APPLETON PRESS

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 APPLETON, MN 2,488 (15) Newspaper (W) 4 Center For Rural Affairs

Farm bill opportunities for rural communities~ farmers and entrepreneurs rescheduled A special series of meet- Montevideo High School ings on rural development lunchroom, 1501 William provisions in the new Farm Ave. Moms: Wed., March Bill has been rescheduled for March 24 and 25, in the 25, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., U.S. western Minnesota com- Fish and Wildlife Service, munities of Montevideo, 43875 230th St. (Highday Moms, Ortonville and Red- 591 wood Falls. These meetings Ortonville: Wed., are open to the public and March 25, Countryside free of charge. For more in- Public Health Meeting formation, call Teny Van- Room, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., 47 DerPol at the Land Stew- N W 2nd St. (Main Street ardship Project' at behind the Granary Food 320-269-2105 or Steph Lar- Co-op] During the meetings, son at the Center for Rural representatives of the Land Affairs at 402-687-2100. Stewardship Project and the The Locations Center for Rural Affairs And Times Are: will give presentations on Redwood Falls: Tuesthe Farm Bill's Micro Enday, March 24, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Redwood Falls Public trepreneur Assistance Program and some of the new Library, 509 S. Lincoln St. Montevideo: Tuesday, developments and opportuMarch 24,7:00 to 9:00 p.m., nities in the Value Added

Producer Grants Program. In-addition, there will be discussions on Country of Origin Labeling and how it affects farmers who market locally, special provisions for beginning farmers and ranchers, changes in meat inspection rules and opportunities these changes offer for processing locally grown meat and selling it across state lines, the Conservation Stewardship Program, and some of the new Farm Bill provisions related to organic farming. These meetings are sponsored by the Land Stewardship Project (www.1andstewardshipproject.org) and the Center for Rural Affairs (www.cfra. 0%).

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 CLARA CITY, MN 1,700 (15) Newspaper (W) 4 Center For Rural Affairs

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Conservation Drainage nnleeting . . .T h ~ ~ r s d ahlarch y. 19. in Granite Falls. The public meeting will be held from 7-9 pm. at the Kilowatt Center. The meeting \\sill feature presentation.; h j the A p r i ~ . ~ ~ l t ~Dminape ~r:tl hlanapement Coalition and private drainage contrnc.tors aho~rtnew innovations in fann drainage designs that are helping to improve water quality and increase farm profitability by capt~lring nutrients that w o ~ ~ previously ld have tloned into the river. All events open at 6 p.m. with free refreshments and 5nack.s. and sessions beginning at 7 p.m. Other meetings will be held in Henderson on hlarch 18th at the Joseph Brown River Center a ~ in~ blankato d o11[lie 7th ol' April at the Best Weatern. Bionl~nlllssField DayAVorIslnlop . hIa~cIi I9 at Morris from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration fee incl~~des 111nch.Repister for the Moms session before March 15. $20: after hlarch 15.515. Location: USDA-Agricultural Research Service conference room. X03 Iowa Aye. Phone 320-580-34 1 1 . Directions: I z t r ~ ~ : l l ~ r ~ t ~ t ~ . ~ i r s . ~ ~ , ~ ~ I c i . got./lJntullJ/doc.r.I~tt~~:'~Io~~itl='ll-SIY. BIIS tollrs are scheduled to visit the U of M-Morris Gasitication system for the Morris session. and to visit the Gasification system of Northern Excellence Seed. Participants are advised to dress fur the ~ t workshop. contact: Diomy Zamon. 888-241 -0710: weather. Q ~ ~ e s t i o an bs o ~ [he Gary Wyatt. 8%-241-32 14. or Derck Crunlpton. 118-463-0291. Spring Shwp CVorkslnlop offers Inlaads-o~nlactivities . . at the John and Bernie , Dvorak farm near \Vel)ster. on Sat111-day.March 2 1. Registration starts at 8:30 a.ln. 'The fann address is 4325 Fanvell Ave. Webster. MN 55088. If you have any questions. call the Dvoraks at (952)651-2402. A rdgistration fee of SSIyo~rth(21 and under) and $ IOhdl~ltto cover cost of lunch and refreshments. MLWPA will covelspeaker and other expenses. hlake checks payable to MLWPA and .send them to John Dvorak. h9lLWPA thanks the Dvon~ks.the Rice County 4-H Sheep Committee and the MLWP Jr. Association for 1,nrtnerinp on this workshop. Rural Atlvaatage e~enlnlt . March 23. Third Crop Producer Meeting. "Pnymel~t for Ecological Service.s." 10 a.m.-311.m.. registration at 9 3 0 . Knights of Columbus Hall. Fairmont. Disc~~ssion on carbon trading, water quality trading. MN Terrestrial Carbon Project, habitat. MN Project. cover crops and carbon, and EQIP. Contact: Jill Sackett. R~lralAdv;~ntage.U of M Extension. 507-738-5449. sacke032@11mn.ed11. Farm Bill Opporhnlnities for Rinl1.;11Conlnnnlu1nlities, Farnlnlnlers, Entrepreneurs. . . A series ot'iiieetiogs on rural dsvslopnient p y v i s i o ~ iin, ~the new Fami Bill ha5 been rescheduled for hlarch 13-25 in the westem h.linnesota communities of Montevideo. Morris. O~tonvilleand Redwood Falls. Meetings are opcn to the public and free of cliaree. For more info. call Terry VanDerPol at the Land &wardsStip+-~ d t e p h :ban at, tb{+hc'i& b r a t W a i f s , 40z-m?-~m1t;lnrg6#~hIln~~ are: R;d\voc)d ~:iit!Ttl&&kki?c~ 24. 2:30 p.111. to 4:?0 p.m.. Redwtml Fall.; Public Library. 509 S. Lincoln St.: Montevideo. Tuesday. Marc11 24. 7 p.m. to 9 p.111.. Montevideo High School lunchroom, 1501 Williain Ave.; Morris: \t7ed., March 35, 1 3 0 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 43875 130th St. (Hwy. 59); Ortonville: Wed.. P ~ ~ b lHealth ic hleeting Room. 5 p.m. t o 6 3 0 p.n1..47 NW March 25. Co~~ntryside 2nd St. (hlain Street hehind the Granary Ftxd Co-op). Rrepresentatives of the .. Land Stewardship Project and the for R~ftalrs\~il give presentations on the Fumi Hill'.; Micro Entreprenellr Assista~i~.e Prognm and new developments and opport~lnitiesin the V:IIII~Added Producer Grants Propram. These meetings are sponsored by the Land Stewardship Project (~t~~t~~t~.l~~tlclsf~~t~(ir~l.cI~i~~projrctr~rg)and the Center for Rural Affi~irs (~v~r~i..cfm.org). State recruiting help in Ule fight a g i m t inva5ivc forest pest$ Minnesota's n tire increasingly threatened by invasive pests such as forests and ~ ~ r b alandscapes emerald ash borer. gjpsy nioth. and sirex wtwd wasp. Beating back these invaders requires quick detection and respunbe to any infestation. and that's why the Minnesota Department of Asriculture (h,lDA), U of h1 Extensior~ snd the Minnesota DNR are recrlritir.ig volunteers t o serve as pest "first detectors." The role of a first detc.ctor i q to serve 3s a p ~ ~ b lcontact ic for information about these pests and to help investigate reports of potential infestations in Minnesota. Volunteers attend a one-day training session and inllst be willing to commit to

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 CLARA CITY, MN 1,700 (15) Newspaper (W) 4 Center For Rural Affairs

being involved with the program ;tfter completing the training. A training session is \c.hetlulrtl April 7 in I ;lmlxrton from )' i1.m. to 3 p.m. ;tt the Lamberton Research and Outreach Center. 2.3669 l-?Oth St. hlore information is available Interested volunteen may also online at ~c~~~~c.rrrclc~~ttrtz.rrrrr.rr.\/ir~~~tr\i~~c~.\~'c~c~h. contact the "Arrest The Pest" Hot line at XXX-535-6681 thrc~ushouthlinnewta.

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WESTERN GUARD

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 MADISON, MN 2,600 (15) Newspaper (W) 3B Center For Rural Affairs

Opportunities for Minnesota's rural communities: discussions on rural economic opportunities from 2008 Farm Bill to be held at area towns The Center for Rural Affairs the event organizers with quesand Land Stewardship Project tions in advance by going to are teaming up to present in- www.cfra.org/09/sustainableformation on the Value Added options, and leaving a comProducer Grant Program and men t . the new Rural Microentreprelbesday, March 24 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. neur Assistance Program. Redwood Falls Public LiOther information, such as country of origin labeling brary 509 South Lincoln Street (COOL) and how it impacts Redwood Falls farmers who market locally, beginning farmer and rancher development program, changes 7-9 p.m. Community Center in meat inspection and opportunities for processing locally 550 South Fifth Street Montevideo grown meat and selling across state lines, and the conservation stewardship program will Wednesday, March 25 also be available. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Individuals interested in atU.S. Fish and Wildlife tending can contact Skph Service F , r ?;. Larsen at the Center for fZIhral 43875 230thW!{Highway Affairs (402.687.2 103 ext 59) 1014 or stephl@cfra.org) for Moms additional information or just show up at the meeting that is 7-9 p.m. most convenient for them. Trinity Lutheran Church Everyone who is interested in 225 Fifth St. these topics and these proClinton grams is encouraged to contact

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BIRD ISLAND UNION

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 BIRD ISLAND, MN 795 (15) Newspaper (W) 9 Center For Rural Affairs

by chuck i-tassebrook

New chance to reform unlimited farm payments New Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is reviewing a rule issued by the outgoing administration to redefine what is required to be considered an active farmer and eligible to receive farm payments. The standard became so lax in recent years that investors were considered actively involved in farm management by virtue of participating in two conference calls annually. That allowed mega farms to get unlimited payments by forming general partnerships with investor partners, each qualifying the farm for another set of payments up to the limit. The rule proposed in December is not much stronger, so we are pleased that Secretary Vilsack is reviewing it. It would qualify investors as active farmers if they participate in quarterly conference calls, with each taking responsibility for one

topic on the call. One illvestor would take responsibility for financial statements, another purchase plans, etc. Senators Byron Dorgan and Cl~uck Grassley are seeking a higher s t a ~ ~ d a r d requiring each partner to either work half timein theoperation orprovide at least llalf of the management on hislher share of thc operation, including supervising employees, s c l ~ e d u l i ~field ~ g operatio~~s, etc. \Ve agree with them. Each of these proposals appropriately allows crop share landlords to receive payments on crops received as rent without being active in mallagement. For more information or ro srnd :I message to the USDA visit: www.cfra.org109lactivelycngagcd. Suggestions on points to make in your message to the USDA can also be found here.

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