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  1. USDA Reminds Producers of Disaster Program Deadlines

    Fri Nov 9, 2018 05:39 PM

    (PHOENIX, ARIZONA), November 9, 2018 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director James Mago reminds Arizona producers who experienced losses from natural disasters during the 2017 and 2018 calendar years that they may be eligible for assistance through the Tree Assistance Program (TAP), Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) and Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP).

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

    Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:16 AM

    PHOENIX, AZ, October 31, 2018 – Arizona Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director James Mago today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin 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.

  3. USDA Issues Safety-Net Payments to Arizona Farmers

    Wed Oct 17, 2018 03:35 PM

    (PHOENIX, ARIZONA) -- Oct. 17, 2018 – USDA Arizona Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, James Mago, announced that approximately $10,806,038.00 will be paid to Arizona farms that enrolled in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for 2017 market downturns.

  4. USDA Offers Secure, Convenient Online Business Options

    Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:02 AM

    PHOENIX, ARIZONA – October. 16, 2018 - Farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers in Arizona 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


  5. USDA Launches Trade Mitigation Programs

    Tue Sep 4, 2018 12:00 AM

    (Washington, D.C., September 4, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today launched the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. Producers of certain commodities can now sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), while USDA will also begin to purchase identified commodities under a food purchase and distribution program.