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  1. USDA Designates Two Arkansas Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:04 PM

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2018 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated two counties in Arkansas as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Arkansas and Monroe counties who suffered losses due to hail and high winds that occurred July 20 through July 21, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  2. USDA Designates 12 Missouri Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Thu Sep 6, 2018 10:15 AM

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2018 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 12 Missouri counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Audrain, Barry, Barton, Boone, Callaway, Cooper, Dade, Jasper, Lawrence, Moniteau, Monroe and Newton counties who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  3. USDA Launches Trade Mitigation Programs

    Wed Sep 5, 2018 05:30 PM

    (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. Additionally, USDA has begun accepting proposals for the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP), which will help American farmers find and access new markets for their products. In total, USDA will authorize up to $12 billion in programs, consistent with World Trade Organization obligations.

  4. USDA Announces Assistance to Pecan Growers Affected by 2017 Weather Events

    Fri Aug 31, 2018 09:50 AM

    (Washington, D.C., August 28, 2018) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that additional assistance has been made available for pecan growers to replant and replace trees through the Tree Assistance Program (TAP) as they recover from the impacts of 2017 weather events, which was made available by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018.

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

    Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:35 AM

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Aug. 27, 2018 — 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 for losses caused by high winds and hail that occurred on July 19 through July 21, 2018. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only, including the loss of buildings and livestock.