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  1. USDA Announces January Income over Feed Cost Margin Triggers First 2019 Dairy

    Thu Mar 7, 2019 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, March 6, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the January 2019 income over feed cost margin was $7.99 per hundredweight, triggering the first payment for eligible dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new but yet-to-be established Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program.

  2. USDA Designates Four Arkansas Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Wed Feb 27, 2019 01:00 PM

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated four Arkansas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Arkansas, Lee, St. Francis and White counties who suffered losses caused by excessive rain that occurred Aug. 1 through Nov. 15, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  3. USDA to Host 2018 Farm Bill Implementation Listening Session

    Wed Feb 13, 2019 05:20 PM
  4. USDA Reminds Producers of Feb. 14 Deadline for Market Facilitation Program

    Wed Feb 13, 2019 04:45 PM

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2019 – Agricultural producers have until Feb. 14, 2019, to sign up for USDA’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP), launched last year to help producers suffering from damages due to unjustified trade retaliation. Producers can apply without proof of yield but must certify 2018 production by May 1, 2019. Since its launch in September 2018, more than 864,000 producers have applied, supporting those hit hard with nearly $8 billion in estimated payments.

  5. USDA Offers Low-Interest Loans for Agricultural Producers in Arkansas Impacted by Natural Disasters

    Thu Feb 7, 2019 03:30 PM

    Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border State Also Available

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, February 6, 2019 — Arkansas agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers in Crawford, Madison, Searcy and Washington counties, the primary damaged area, who incurred losses caused by high winds and a tornado that occurred Nov. 2, 2018, through Dec. 1, 2018. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only, including the loss of buildings and livestock. Applications are due Aug. 21, 2019.