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  1. USDA Announces January Income over Feed Cost Margin Triggers First 2019 Dairy Safety Net Payment

    Wed Mar 6, 2019 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, March 6, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the January 2019 income over feed cost margin was $7.99 per hundredweight, triggering the first payment for eligible dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new but yet-to-be established Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program.

  2. USDA to Host 2018 Farm Bill Implementation Listening Session

    Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey announced that USDA is hosting a listening session for initial input on the 2018 Farm Bill. USDA is seeking public input on the changes to existing programs implemented by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Risk Management Agency. Each agency will take into account stakeholder input when making discretionary decisions on program implementation.

  3. USDA Designates Three Alabama Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2018 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated three Alabama counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Clarke, Mobile and Washington counties who suffered losses due to Tropical Storm Gordon between Sept. 3 and Sept. 6, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  4. USDA Designates 20 Mississippi Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2018 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 20 Mississippi counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to rainfall and flooding that occurred April 1 through June 30, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

     

  5. USDA Offers Secure, Convenient Online Business Options

    Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:00 AM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Oct. 22, 2018 - Farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers in Alabama have new online options to access U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs. Through USDA’s new streamlined process producers can now register, track and manage their applications for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) and 2017 Wildfires Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP) on the secure and convenient https://www.farmers.gov/sign-in.