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  1. Dairy Producers Previously Enrolled in the Livestock Gross Margin Program Now Eligible for 2018 Margin Protection Program

    Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:37 AM

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that dairy producers who elected to participate in the Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy Cattle Program (LGM-Dairy) now have the opportunity to participate in the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) for 2018 coverage. Sign-up will take place March 25 through May 10, 2019. 

  2. USDA Announces January Income over Feed Cost Margin Triggers First 2019 Dairy Safety Net Payment

    Wed Mar 6, 2019 03:53 PM

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced 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. 

  3. USDA Offers Flood Impacted California Farmers and Ranchers Immediate Disaster Assistance

    Fri Feb 15, 2019 05:42 PM

    California Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers across the state of federal farm program benefits that may be available to help eligible producers recover from recent heavy rains and flooding.

  4. USDA Reminds Producers Feb 14 Deadline for Market Facilitation Program

    Thu Feb 14, 2019 01:09 PM

    Today Feb. 14 is the last day to submit your Market Facilitation Program (MFP) application. The final day to certify 2018 production is May 1, 2019.

  5. USDA to Host 2018 Farm Bill Implementation Listening Session

    Thu Feb 14, 2019 01:04 PM

    USDA is hosting a listening session for initial input on the 2018 Farm Bill. USDA is seeking public input on the changes to existing programs implemented by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Risk Management Agency. Each agency will take into account stakeholder input when making discretionary decisions on program implementation.