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  1. USDA Farm Programs Help Farmers and Ranchers During 2019 Challenges

    Thu Dec 19, 2019 08:58 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 19, 2019 – USDA farm programs helped producers weather a tough 2019, marked with prevented planting, delayed harvests, and unjustified foreign retaliatory tariffs. USDA’s farm program agencies – the Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Risk Management Agency (RMA), and Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) Business Center – worked to deliver programs to assist farmers and ranchers. Additionally, these agencies made strides to enhance efficiency and effectiveness to improve service to their customers.

  2. USDA Announces No Actions under Feedstock Flexibility Program

    Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:42 PM

    WASHINGTON, December 12, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announced today that it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program for crop year 2019, which runs from Oct. 1, 2019 to Sept. 30, 2020.

  3. USDA Extends Deadlines for Dairy Margin Coverage, Market Facilitation Programs

    Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:30 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 11, 2019 – Due to the prolonged and extensive impacts of weather events this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today extended the deadline to December 20 for producers to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for the 2020 calendar year. The deadline had been December 13. USDA announced is also continuing to accept applications for the Market Facilitation Program through December 20.

  4. USDA to Open Signup for Conservation Reserve Program on December 9

    Thu Dec 5, 2019 10:26 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 5, 2019 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is opening signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) on December 9, 2019. The deadline for agricultural producers to sign up for general CRP is February 28, 2020, while signup for continuous CRP is ongoing.

  5. USDA Announces Commodity Credit Corporation Lending Rates for December 2019

    Mon Dec 2, 2019 02:05 PM

    WASHINGTON, December 2, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for December 2019, which are effective December 1-December 31, 2019. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for December is 1.625 percent, same as in November.