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  1. USDA Announces Payments Set to Begin for 2018 Reimbursement Transportation Cost Payment Program

    Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:00 AM

    Program Helps Offset Cost for Farmers and Ranchers Outside the Contiguous U.S.  

    Palmer, AK, July 11, 2019 –USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Alaska today announced that fiscal year 2018 payments for the Reimbursement Transportation Cost Payment Program (RTCP) will begin on July 12, 2019. State Executive Director Bryan J. Scoresby said RTCP will help eligible farmers and ranchers offset a portion of the cost of transporting agricultural products over long distances.

  2. USDA Now Making Payments for New Dairy Margin Coverage Program

    Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:00 AM

    Income-over-feed margin for May triggers fifth payment for 2019   

    WASHINGTON, July 11, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened enrollment for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program on June 17 and has started issuing payments to producers who purchased coverage. Producers can enroll through Sept. 20, 2019.

  3. USDA Offers Producers Options to Re-enroll or Extend Expiring CRP Contracts

    Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:55 AM

    WASHINGTON, June 21, 2019 – Farmers and ranchers with expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts may now re-enroll in certain CRP continuous signup practices or, if eligible, select a one-year contract extension. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) also is accepting offers from those who want to enroll for the first time in one of the country’s largest conservation programs. FSA’s 52nd signup for CRP runs from June 3 to August 23.

  4. USDA Reopens Continuous CRP Signup

    Wed May 15, 2019 12:00 AM

    Extensions also available to Many Expiring Contracts  

    WASHINGTON, May 15, 2019 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept applications beginning June 3, 2019, for certain practices under the continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup and will offer extensions for expiring CRP contracts. The 2018 Farm Bill reauthorized CRP, one of the country’s largest conservation programs.

  5. USDA Announces March Income over Feed Cost Margin Triggers Third 2019 Dairy Safety Net Payment

    Wed May 8, 2019 12:00 AM

    Dairy Margin Coverage Program Sign-Up Begins June 17  

    WASHINGTON, May 8, 2019 — USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the March 2019 income over feed cost margin was $8.85 per hundredweight (cwt.), triggering the third payment for dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program.