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  1. USDA Now Making Payments for New Dairy Margin Coverage Program

    Thu Jul 11, 2019 01:20 PM

    WASHINGTON, July 11, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened enrollment for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program on June 17 and has started issuing payments to producers who purchased coverage. Producers can enroll through Sept. 20, 2019.

  2. USDA Extends Deadline to Report Spring-Seeded Crops for Twelve States

    Wed Jul 10, 2019 01:19 PM

    WASHINGTON, July 10, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline for agricultural producers in states impacted by flooding and heavy moisture. The new July 22 deadline applies to producers in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee and Wisconsin for reporting spring-seeded crops to USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) county offices and crop insurance agents.

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

    Mon Jul 1, 2019 09:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, July 1, 2019 – USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for July 2019, which are effective July 1-July 31, 2019. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for July is 2.125 percent, down from 2.375 percent in June.

  4. USDA Adds Flexibility for Cover Crop Management in Crop Year 2020

    Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:53 AM

    WASHINGTON DC, June 28, 2019 – The 2018 Farm Bill mandated changes to the treatment of cover crops for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs, which add more flexibility to when cover crops must be terminated while remaining eligible for crop insurance. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Risk Management Agency (RMA) developed new guidelines and policy provisions to enact these changes, which will be available beginning with the 2020 crop year. With these changes, NRCS is now recognized as an agricultural expert resource for cover crop management systems.

  5. USDA Announces No Actions under Feedstock Flexibility Program

    Fri Jun 28, 2019 09:09 AM

    WASHINGTON, June 28, 2019 – USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announced today that it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program (FFP) for crop year 2018, which runs from Oct. 1, 2018, to Sept. 30, 2019.