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  1. FSA County Committee Elections to Begin; Producers to Receive Ballots Week of Nov. 5

    Tue Nov 6, 2018 12:00 AM

    Farmers and Ranchers Have a Voice in Local Farm Program Decisions

    Palmer, Alaska, November 6, 2018 – Alaska Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Bryan J. Scoresby today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) began mailing ballots to eligible agricultural producers for the 2018 FSA county committee elections on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Producers must return ballots to their local FSA offices by Dec. 3, 2018, to ensure their vote is counted.

  2. USDA Issues Safety Net and Conservation Payments to Alaska Farmers

    Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:00 AM

    PALMER, Alaska, October 16, 2018 – USDA Alaska Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Bryan J. Scoresby, announced that approximately $201,322 will be paid to Alaska farms that enrolled in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for 2017 market downturns. Additionally, Alaska FSA will distribute $103,009 in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments to landowners for their commitment to conservation stewardship.

  3. USDA Offers Secure, Convenient Online Business Options

    Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:00 AM

    PALMER, Alaska, October 15, 2018 – Farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers in Alaska 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

  4. USDA Announces Signup for the 2018 Reimbursement Transportation Program

    Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:00 AM

    PALMER, Alaska, July 16, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Alaska State Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Bryan J. Scoresby today announced to farmers and ranchers residing outside the contiguous continental United States that the Reimbursement Transportation Cost Payment Program (RTCP) for fiscal year 2018 will begin on July 16, 2018, and end on Sept. 7, 2018.

  5. USDA Resumes Continuous Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment

    Fri Jun 1, 2018 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, June 1, 2018 – As part of a 33-year effort to protect sensitive lands and improve water quality and wildlife habitat on private lands, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will resume accepting applications for the voluntary Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Eligible farmers, ranchers, and private landowners can sign up at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office between June 4 and Aug. 17, 2018.