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  1. USDA to Open Signup for the Conservation Reserve Program and CRP Grasslands in Early 2021

    Thu Nov 12, 2020 03:00 PM

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the signup periods for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and the CRP Grasslands in 2021. Signup for general CRP will be open from Jan. 4, 2021, to Feb. 12, 2021, and signup for CRP Grasslands runs from March 15, 2021 to April 23, 2021. Both programs are competitive and provide annual rental payments for land devoted to conservation purposes.

  2. Apply Now for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2

    Thu Nov 12, 2020 02:00 PM

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2020 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) is Dec. 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.

  3. 2020 Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections Underway

    Mon Nov 9, 2020 01:00 PM

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2020 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has mailed ballots for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country. To be counted, ballots must be returned to the local FSA county office or postmarked by December 7.

  4. USDA Announces Commodity Credit Corporation Lending Rates for November 2020

    Mon Nov 2, 2020 12:00 PM

    WASHINGTON, November 2, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for November 2020, which are effective November 1-November 30, 2020.

  5. More than $7 Billion Paid in Second Round of USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

    Mon Oct 26, 2020 05:45 PM

    Washington, D.C., Oct. 26, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that in the first month of the application period, the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) approved more than $7 billion in payments to producers in the second round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. CFAP 2 provides agricultural producers with financial assistance to help absorb some of the increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.