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  1. USDA Opens 2019 Enrollment for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs

    Tue Sep 3, 2019 01:30 PM

    Agricultural producers can now enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, two popular safety net programs, for the 2019 crop year. Interested producers must sign up for either program by March 15, 2020.

  2. USDA Announces Commodity Credit Corporation Lending Rates for September 2019

    Tue Sep 3, 2019 10:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, September 3, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for September 2019, which are effective September 1-September 30, 2019. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for September is 1.875 percent, down from 2.000 percent in August.

  3. Farm Service Agency Expands Payment Options

    Tue Aug 20, 2019 02:00 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 20, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is expanding its payment options to now accept debit cards and Automated Clearing House (ACH) debit. These paperless payment options enable FSA customers to pay farm loan payments, measurement service fees, farm program debt repayments and administrative service fees, as well as to purchase aerial maps.

  4. Nearly 17,000 Dairy Operations Enrolled in Dairy Margin Coverage Program

    Mon Aug 19, 2019 02:00 PM

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that producers of nearly 17,000 dairy operations have signed up for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program since signup opened June 17. Producers interested in 2019 coverage must sign up before Sept. 20, 2019.

  5. Report: Farmers Prevented from Planting Crops on More than 19 Million Acres

    Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:30 PM

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2019 – Agricultural producers reported they were not able to plant crops on more than 19.4 million acres in 2019, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This marks the most prevented plant acres reported since USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) began releasing the report in 2007 and 17.49 million acres more than reported at this time last year.