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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 Plan Debt Payments

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Section 1005 includes provisions for USDA to pay up to 120% of loan balances, as of January 1, 2021, for Farm Service Agency (FSA) Direct and Guaranteed Farm Loans and Farm Storage Facility Loans (FSFL) to any Socially Disadvantaged producer who has a qualifying loan with FSA.

American Rescue Plan Debt Payments

Crop Acreage Reporting

Agricultural producers who have not yet completed their crop acreage reports after planting should make an appointment with their Farm Service Agency office before the applicable deadline.

Crop Acreage Reporting

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FSA in the News

  • USDA Announces No Actions Under Feedstock Flexibility Program

    WASHINGTON, July 1, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program (FFP) for crop year 2020, which runs from Oct. 1, 2020, to Sept. 30, 2021.

  • USDA Announces July 2021 Lending Rates for Agricultural Producers

    WASHINGTON, July 1, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced loan interest rates for July 2021, which are effective July 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.

  • Farm Service Agency Now Accepting Nominations for County Committee Members

    WASHINGTON, June 22, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) began accepting nominations for county committee members on June 15. Elections will occur in certain Local Administrative Areas (LAA) for these members who make important decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally. All nomination forms for the 2021 election must be postmarked or received in the local FSA office by Aug. 2, 2021.

  • USDA Reminds Producers to File Crop Acreage Reports

    WASHINGTON, June 16, 2021 – Agricultural producers who have not yet completed their crop acreage reports after planting should make an appointment with their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office before the applicable deadline. July 15 is a major deadline for most crops, but acreage reporting deadlines vary by county and by crop.

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