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  1. Farm Service Agency Expands Payment Options

    Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:00 AM

    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.

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

    Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:00 AM

    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.

  3. USDA Designates 45 Mississippi Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 45 Mississippi counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to the combined effects of freeze, excessive rainfall, flooding, and flash flooding that occurred since Jan. 15, 2019, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  4. USDA Designates Nine Tennessee Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated nine Tennessee counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Claiborne, Giles, Grainger, Hamblen, Lake, Lincoln, Montgomery, Shelby, and Tipton counties who suffered losses due to excessive rain and flooding that occurred from Aug. 1, 2018, through March 5, 2019, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans

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

    Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:00 AM

    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.