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Ag News Roundup: October 24th, 2021

October 23, 2021

In today’s Ag News Roundup, wolves attack guard dogs in Union County, farm loan limits increased, how to save money on internet services, earning a remote work certificate, and when to plant and harvest garlic.

Wolves Blamed in Dog Injuries

From the Pacific Northwest Ag Network, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife states that guard dogs in Union County may have been attacked by wolves from the Balloon Tree Pack. An investigation is ongoing. 

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USDA Farm Loans Available with Higher Loan Limits

For those seeking a guaranteed farm loan, the USDA announced an increase to the loan limit. The new limit will be $1.825 million. The financing can be used to secure land, finance equipment, and more.

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Federal Emergency Broadband Benefit Available

From Oregon State University Extension Service, households that qualify can receive $50 per month toward broadband services in their area. Called the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program, it aims to bring broadband to more homes and regions of the Pacific Northwest. 

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Remote Work Course Being Offered in Washington

Washington State University Extension Service has launched a new program to help rural residents compete for post-pandemic jobs. The next session of the one-month program, called Remote Work Professional Certificate, will begin November 1, 2021. 

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It’s Time to Plant Garlic

Oregon State University Extension Service has compiled a guide to planting, growing and harvesting garlic in the northwest. The primer states that now is the perfect time to get garlic planted for harvest in 2022. 

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