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  1. Deadline Approaches for Continuous Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment

    Tue Aug 7, 2018 10:28 AM

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2018 – Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Richard Fordyce reminded producers today that the deadline to sign up for enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.

  2. USDA Announces Commodity Credit Corporation Lending Rates for August 2018

    Wed Aug 1, 2018 01:01 PM

    WASHINGTON, August 1, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation, today, announced interest rates for August 2018. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for August is 2.375 percent, up from 2.250 percent in July.

  3. USDA Opens Election Period for Seed Cotton Program

    Mon Jul 30, 2018 01:37 PM

    WASHINGTON, July 30, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that seed cotton producers, who want to participate in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2018 crop year, may now submit applications. The signup period begins today and ends on Dec. 7, 2018.

  4. Nearly $2 Billion Now Available for Eligible Producers Affected by 2017 Hurricanes and Wildfires

    Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:56 AM

    WASHINGTON, July 16, 2018 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 now may apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Signup begins July 16, 2018, and continues through November 16, 2018.

  5. USDA Announces Commodity Credit Corporation

    Mon Jul 2, 2018 02:04 PM

    WASHINGTON, July 2, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation, today, announced interest rates for July 2018. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for July is 2.250 percent, the same as 2.250 percent in June.