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  1. USDA Designates Clark County in Nevada as a Primary Natural Disaster Area

    Thu Jun 14, 2018 03:28 PM

    WASHINGTON, June 14, 2018 — Agricultural producers in Clark County, Nevada, who suffered losses and damages caused by a recent drought, are eligible to apply for FSA’s emergency loans.

  2. USDA Extends Application Deadline for Dairy Margin Protection Program to June 22

    Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:29 AM

    WASHINGTON, June 12, 2018 – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the re-enrollment deadline for the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy will be extended until June 22, 2018. The new and improved program protects participating dairy producers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below levels of protection selected by the applicant. USDA has already issued more than $89 million for margins triggered in February, March, and April, and USDA offices are continuing to process remaining payments daily.

  3. USDA Partners with Texas A&M to Help Veterans Seeking Agriculture Loans and Careers

    Thu May 31, 2018 04:43 PM

    (Dallas, TX, May 31, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Texas A&M’s AgriLife Extension Service to help military veterans obtain loans and pursue careers as farmers and ranchers. Secretary Perdue joined local dignitaries, members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and community leaders at the Dallas Farmers Market to unveil the new pilot program.

  4. Dairy Farmers Have Until June 1 to Apply for Improved Safety Net under Margin Protection Program

    Fri May 25, 2018 02:12 PM

    WASHINGTON, May 25, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds dairy farmers of the June 1 deadline to enroll in the improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy).  Many producers will see payments in early June, depending on the coverage they elect.

  5. FSA County Committee Nominations Launch June 15

    Tue May 22, 2018 05:19 PM

    WASHINGTON, May 22, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages America’s farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their local county committee. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept nominations for county committee members beginning Friday, June 15, 2018.