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Local USDA agency info available to Minnesota farmers via email, text

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FAST INFO: Minnesota farmers can sign up to receive local USDA agency information, such as the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Risk Management Agency, via email, text message alerts or both.
Farmers can subscribe to the service and get info from NRCS, RMA and other parts of USDA.

Agricultural producers in Minnesota can now sign up to receive free email and text messages directly from their local USDA Service Center for information related to loans, farm disaster assistance, conservation programs, crop insurance and other USDA programs.

USDA is expanding the service that the Farm Service Agency has used for years to now include local information from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Risk Management Agency and other USDA agencies.

USDA will send news and updates through a single email or text message subscription through govDelivery, a communication technology service for government agencies. The digital communications platform is secure, and subscriber contact information will not be shared.

In addition to subscribing for emails and texts by location, you can also subscribe for lists by topics from soil health to farm loans, safety net programs, disaster assistance and more.

How to subscribe

Producers can subscribe online in minutes by visiting

From this link, producers can choose to receive email communications, text message alerts or both. The first step is establishing subscriber preferences by choosing to receive program information by topic, state and local USDA Service Center. Producers can select as many subscriber options as they would like, which allows those who have agricultural interests in multiple counties or across state lines to receive updates from each county in which they operate or have an interest.

For more information, visit Or for subscription assistance, contact your local USDA Service Center.

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