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  1. USDA Designates Five Counties in Colorado as Primary Natural Disaster Areas with Assistance to Producers in Surrounding States

    Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2017 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated five counties in Colorado as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by multiple disasters that occurred during the 2017 crop year.

  2. FSA County Elections To Begin; Producers to Receive Ballots Week of Nov. 6 Farmers and Ranchers Have a Voice in Local Farm Program Decisions

    Thu Oct 26, 2017 09:47 AM

    PHOENIX, AZ, Oct. 24, 2017 – Arizona Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director Grace Lamas today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers for the 2017 FSA County Committee elections on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. Producers must return ballots to their local FSA offices by Dec. 4, 2017, to ensure that their vote is counted.

  3. USDA Issues Safety-Net Payments to Arizona Farmers

    Fri Oct 20, 2017 06:38 PM

    USDA Arizona Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Acting Grace Lamas announced that approximately 999 Arizona farms that enrolled in safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill will receive financial assistance for the 2016 crop year. The programs, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), are designed to protect against unexpected drops in crop prices or revenues due to market downturns.

  4. USDA Offers Targeted Farm Loan Funding for Underserved Groups and Beginning Farmers

    Thu Oct 19, 2017 04:17 PM

    (PHOENIX, ARIZONA), October 19, 2017 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Arizona Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director Grace Lamas reminds producers that FSA offers specially targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to underserved applicants as well as beginning farmers and ranchers.

  5. USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments

    Tue Oct 3, 2017 04:26 PM