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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

    Enrollment Expected to Begin this Summer 

    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 Reminds Producers of Feb. 14 Deadline for Market Facilitation Program

    Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2019 – Agricultural producers have until Feb. 14, 2019, to sign up for USDA’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP), launched last year to help producers suffering from damages due to unjustified trade retaliation. Producers can apply without proof of yield but must certify 2018 production by May 1, 2019. Since its launch in September 2018, more than 864,000 producers have applied, supporting those hit hard with nearly $8 billion in estimated payments.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.