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  1. USDA Announces CCC Lending Rates for October 2018

    Mon Oct 1, 2018 01:25 PM
  2. USDA Announces Fiscal Year 2019 Sugar Loan Rates, Allotment and Marketing Allocations

    Fri Sep 28, 2018 01:21 PM

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced the marketing assistance loan rates for sugar for crop year 2018 (fiscal year 2019). CCC also announced provisions of the fiscal year 2019 domestic sugar program.

  3. USDA Adds Shelled Almonds and Fresh Sweet Cherry to Market Facilitation Program

    Fri Sep 21, 2018 03:34 PM

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2018 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the addition of commodities to the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. Starting Monday, Sept. 24, producers of shelled almonds and fresh sweet cherries may apply for Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office. In addition, the timeline for hog producers has been extended.

  4. USDA Launches Trade Mitigation Programs

    Tue Sep 4, 2018 05:04 PM

    (Washington, D.C., September 4, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today launched the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.  Producers of certain commodities can now sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), while USDA will also begin to purchase identified commodities under a food purchase and distribution program.  Additionally, USDA has begun accepting proposals for the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP), which will help American farmers find and access new markets for their products.  In total, USDA will authorize up to $12 billion in programs, consistent with World Trade Organization obligations. 

  5. USDA Announces Commodity Credit Corporation Lending Rates for September 2018

    Tue Sep 4, 2018 02:11 PM

    WASHINGTON, September 4, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation, today, announced interest rates for September 2018. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for September is 2.375 percent, the same as 2.375 percent in August.