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  1. USDA Announces Block Grants For Three States as Part of Broader Disaster Relief Package

    Fri Nov 8, 2019 11:57 AM

    (Washington, D.C. – November 8, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will make available $800 million to agricultural producers in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia affected by hurricanes Michael and Florence. The state block grants are part of a broader $3 billion package to help producers recover from 2018 and 2019 natural disasters, which includes the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program-Plus (WHIP+) as well as programs for loss of milk and stored commodities.

  2. USDA, Bureau of Indian Affairs Partner to Spur Economic Development, Strengthen Tribal Communities in Indian Country

    Wed Nov 6, 2019 10:12 AM

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to improve tribes’ and tribal members’ access to farm conservation programs to advance conservation in Indian Country.

  3. USDA Announces Commodity Credit Corporation Lending Rates for November 2019

    Fri Nov 1, 2019 03:00 PM

    WASHINGTON, November 1, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for November 2019, which are effective November 1-November 30, 2019. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for November is 1.625 percent, down from 1.750 percent in October.

  4. Voting Begins for 2019 Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections

    Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:30 AM

    WASHINGTON, October 28, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots on November 4 to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections.

  5. USDA Opens 2020 Enrollment for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs

    Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:22 AM

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2019 – Agricultural producers now can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs – two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety net programs – for the 2020 crop year. Meanwhile, producers who enrolled farms for the 2018 crop year have started receiving more than $1.5 billion for covered commodities for which payments were triggered under such programs.