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  1. USDA Implements up to 2.36 Billion to Help Agricultural Producers Recover after 2017 Wildfires

    Fri Apr 6, 2018 11:56 AM

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will make disaster payments of up to $2.36 billion, as provided by Congress, to help America’s farmers and ranchers recover from hurricanes and wildfires. The funds are available as part of the new 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP). Sign-up for the new program, authorized by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, will begin no later than July 16.

  2. USDA Reopens Enrollment for Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool

    Tue Apr 3, 2018 01:03 PM

    WASHINGTON, April 3, 2018— U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is encouraging dairy producers to consider enrolling in the new and improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy), which will provide better protections for dairy producers from shifting milk and feed prices. With changes authorized under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) has set the enrollment period to run from April 9, 2018 to June 1, 2018.

  3. USDA Helps Cotton Producers Maintain, Expand Domestic Market

    Tue Mar 6, 2018 11:49 AM

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced at the 66th Annual Mid-South Farm and Gin Show the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking action to assist cotton producers through a Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) program in order to expand and maintain the domestic marketing of cotton.

  4. Secretary Perdue Statement on Confirmation of Bill Northey for Key USDA Post

    Tue Mar 6, 2018 11:18 AM

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently applauded the Senate's long-awaited confirmation of Bill Northey to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Northey will serve as Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service (FFAS)*.

  5. Farm Service Agency-A Vital Source of Assistance to America's Farmers and Ranchers

    Fri Jan 5, 2018 02:30 PM

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2018 –Through the work of dedicated staff in over 2,100 county and state offices, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides vital farm safety-net assistance to agricultural producers across America.