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  1. USDA Announces Commodity Credit Corporation Lending Rates for June 2020

    Mon Jun 1, 2020 12:57 PM

    WASHINGTON, June 1, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for June 2020, which are effective June 1-June 30, 2020.

  2. FSA Expands Set-Aside Loan Provision for Customers Impacted by COVID-19

    Thu May 21, 2020 12:38 PM

    WASHINGTON, May 21, 2020– USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will broaden the use of the Disaster Set-Aside (DSA) loan provision, normally used in the wake of natural disasters, to allow farmers with USDA farm loans who are affected by COVID-19, and are determined eligible, to have their next payment set aside.

  3. March Margin Triggers Dairy Margin Coverage Program Payment

    Wed May 20, 2020 02:00 PM

    WASHINGTON, May 20, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the March 2020 income over feed cost margin was $9.15 per hundredweight (cwt.), triggering the first payment of 2020 for dairy producers who purchased the appropriate level of coverage under the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program.

  4. USDA Announces Details of Direct Assistance to Farmers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

    Tue May 19, 2020 11:07 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 19, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to this direct support to farmers and ranchers, USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program is partnering with regional and local distributors, whose workforces have been significantly impacted by the closure of many restaurants, hotels, and other food service entities, to purchase $3 billion in fresh produce, dairy, and meat and deliver boxes to Americans in need.

  5. USDA Announces Cooperative Agreements for Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction

    Mon May 11, 2020 03:00 PM

    WASHINGTON, May 11 –The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of $900,000 for local governments to host a Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction (CCFWR) pilot project for fiscal year (FY) 2020. The cooperative agreements will support projects that develop and test strategies for planning and implementing municipal compost plans and food waste reduction plans. The agreements are offered through USDA’s Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production.