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Coronavirus and USDA Assistance for Farmers
Coronavirus and USDA Assistance for Farmers

We are committed to delivering USDA programs and services to America’s farmers and ranchers while taking safety measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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American Rescue Act Debt Relief

More information forthcoming for socially disadvantaged borrowers with direct and guaranteed loans as well as Farm Storage Facility Loans.

American Rescue Act Debt Relief

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Impacted by Winter Storms?

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FSA in the News

  • USDA Announces 2021 Cotton Loan Rate Differentials

    WASHINGTON, April 15, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the 2021-crop loan rate differentials for upland and extra-long staple cotton, which are applied to the crop loan rate to determine the per bale actual loan rate.

  • USDA Announces Funding Available to Organizations to Assist Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers under Pandemic Assistance for Producers Initiative

    WASHINGTON, April 5, 2021— The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced the availability of $2 million to establish partnerships with organizations to provide outreach and technical assistance to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. The funding was made possible by USDA’s new Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative, an effort to distribute resources more broadly and to put greater emphasis on outreach to small and socially disadvantaged producers impacted by the pandemic. Today also marks the reopening of FSA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) signup as part of the Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Farmers and ranchers will have at least 60 days to apply or make modifications to existing CFAP 2 applications.

  • USDA Announces April 2021 Lending Rates for Agricultural Producers

    WASHINGTON, April 1, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced loan interest rates for April 2021, which are effective April 1. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) loans provide important access to capital to help agricultural producers start or expand their farming operation, purchase equipment and storage structures, or meet cash flow needs.

  • USDA Announces 2021 Marketing Assistance Loan Rates for Wheat, Feed Grains, Oilseeds, Rice and Pulse Crops

    WASHINGTON, March 31, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced the 2021 Marketing Assistance Loan rates.

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