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  1. 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.

  2. USDA Announces Details of Assistance for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation

    Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:17 PM
  3. Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Educational Tool Available for Farms with Generic Base Acres that Planted Seed Cotton

    Thu Jul 5, 2018 11:08 AM

    July 5, 2018 —The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is notifying farmers with generic base acres that planted seed cotton that a new tool is available to assist them in understanding how the new seed cotton program may affect their FSA payments. It helps a producer make decisions on how to allocate generic base acres to other covered crops based on a producer’s planting history.

  4. USDA to Help Producers in Arizona Prepare for Addition of Seed Cotton to Two Key Safety Net Programs

    Tue Jun 26, 2018 03:28 PM

    Phoenix, Arizona, June 26, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is sending acreage history and yield reports to agricultural producers in Arizona with generic base acres covered by the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Mago said the information will help producers decide the best options for how to allocate generic base acres, given the addition of seed cotton as a covered commodity in the programs. 

  5. 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.