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Congress Passes One-Year Farm Bill Extension

This week, Congress passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government funded past the end of the calendar year. Included in the overall package was a one-year extension of the Farm Bill, averting the possibility of returning to the 1940s permanent law.

Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Relief, But Still High Relative to Recent Years  

As Americans prepare for Thanksgiving, they’ll see some relief in food prices for their Thanksgiving dinner. In the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 38th annual Thanksgiving dinner survey, we find that this year’s classic Thanksgiving feast for 10 will be $61.17, or approximately $6.12 per guest.

Assistance Available for Distressed Farm Loan Borrowers 

FSA is currently accepting individual requests for assistance from borrowers who took certain extraordinary measures to avoid delinquency on their direct FSA loans, missed a recent installment, or are unable to make their next scheduled installment. All requests for assistance must be received by Dec. 31, 2023.

USDA Seeking Ways to Help Specialty Crop Producers 

Earlier this month, the USDA announced updates supporting specialty crop production in the United States. One of the updates is meant to bring in comments and input from producers and stakeholders. 

Previewing the Grower’s Gala

Get ready to turn back time for a totally awesome 80s dance party! The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation’s eighth annual Grower’s Gala is set to be a radical evening of entertainment and fun on December 4 at 6:30 p.m. in Kearney. Get a preview of this fun event and a sneak peek at some of the auction items. 

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