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  1. USDA Reopens Enrollment for Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool

    Tue Apr 3, 2018 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, April 3, 2018— U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is encouraging dairy producers to consider enrolling in the new and improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy), which will provide better protections for dairy producers from shifting milk and feed prices. With changes authorized under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) has set the enrollment period to run from April 9, 2018 to June 1, 2018.

  2. USDA Designates Seven Counties in Alabama as Primary Natural Disaster Areas with Assistance to Producers in Mississippi

    Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, March 16, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Bibb, Jefferson, Pickens, St. Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa and Walker counties in Alabama as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought.

  3. USDA Helps Cotton Producers Maintain, Expand Domestic Market

    Wed Mar 7, 2018 12:13 PM

    (MEMPHIS, TN, March 7, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced at the 66th Annual Mid-South Farm and Gin Show the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking action to assist cotton producers through a Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) program in order to expand and maintain the domestic marketing of cotton.

  4. USDA Designates Seven Counties in Florida as Primary Natural Disaster Areas with Assistance to Producers in Surrounding States

    Fri Feb 2, 2018 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Madison and Washington counties in Florida as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by Hurricane Irma that occurred from Sept. 9, 2017, through Sept. 12, 2017.

  5. Perdue Names Appointees to the Alabama USDA Farm Service Agency State Committee

    Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:00 AM

    Montgomery, Ala., Jan. 11, 2018- U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced the individuals who will serve on the Alabama USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) state committee. The state committee is responsible for the oversight of farm programs and county committee operations, resolving appeals from the agriculture community, and helping to keep producers informed about FSA programs.