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  1. FSA County Committee Nominations Launch June 15

    Tue May 22, 2018 05:10 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.

  2. USDA Designates Faulkner County in Arkansas as a Primary Natural Disaster Area

    Mon May 21, 2018 12:00 PM

    WASHINGTON, May 17, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Faulkner County in Arkansas as a primary natural disaster area due to losses and damages caused by flash flooding and flooding that occurred from Feb. 20, 2018, through March 1, 2018.

  3. FSA Releases Signup Information for Tree Assistance Program

    Tue May 15, 2018 12:48 PM

    May 14, 2018 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency recently released signup information for the Tree Assistance Program, a nationwide program that provides orchardists and nursery tree growers with cost share assistance to replant eligible trees, bushes, and vines following a natural disaster.

  4. Secretary Perdue Names FSA Administrator

    Fri May 11, 2018 03:00 PM

    (Washington, D.C., May 11, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today the appointment of Richard Fordyce to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA). In his role, Fordyce will provide leadership for FSA and its mission to support agricultural production across America through a network of over 2,100 county and 50 state offices.

  5. FSA Reminds Producers of May 31 Deadline for Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program

    Fri May 11, 2018 09:15 AM

    USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is reminding producers of the May 31 deadline for the Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) program. Through the program, cotton producers may receive a cost share payment, which is based on a producer’s 2016 cotton acres reported to FSA multiplied by 20 percent of the average ginning cost for each production region.