Stories tagged with: Muskingum-Morgan Farm Service Agency

May 21, 2014 - 3:48pm
2 years 5 weeks ago

 After a harsh winter, the Muskingum and Morgan County Farm Service Agency is providing permanent funding for bee loss, livestock mortality and tree disasters.

The tree assistance program provides assistance for rehabilitating plants. If the plant is no longer economical to save, the program will also pay for replacement. Damaged Christmas trees which are no longer marketable are also covered in the tree assistance program.

"What we would like is for farmers to come in...

May 14, 2013 - 2:56pm
3 years 6 weeks ago

The speaker at Tuesday's weekly Rotary meeting was Bill Huston, the County Executive Director for the Muskingum-Morgan Farm Service Agency. Huston gave Rotary members an update about the economic impact of the agriculture business and the new types of farming that are being developed in Muskingum County.

"Just the status of agriculture in Muskingum County as most people know, it's one of the largest industries and the largest employer in the county. But what a lot of people don't...

August 20, 2012 - 5:50pm
3 years 44 weeks ago

A new program will help landowners still suffering from the early summer storms.

The Muskingum/Morgan County Farm Service Agency announced Monday the Emergency Forest Restoration Program. The federal program provides payments to eligible owners to restore land damaged by a natural disaster.

"This program is designed to help clean up the debris, also fix fences if you had fences damaged and also the best part is re-plant, there's some woods that were severely...

June 7, 2011 - 7:00pm
5 years 3 weeks ago

Too much rain, and not enough sun has been the problem for many Ohio farmers this year... Meaning fresh produce will be late hitting the shelves, and an even bigger headache for farmers.

County Executive Director of Muskingum-Morgan Farm Service Agency, Bill Huston, said, insurance issues for farmers need to be addressed soon. He said, many farmers sell their product in advance, by promising a certain product amount to distributors, but if the corn can't be planted, the...

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