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  1. USDA Adds Shelled Almonds and Fresh Sweet Cherry to Market Facilitation Program

    Fri Sep 21, 2018 05:25 PM

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the addition of commodities to the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. Starting Monday, Sept. 24, producers of shelled almonds and fresh sweet cherries may apply for Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office. In addition, the timeline for hog producers has been extended.

  2. USDA Launches Trade Mitigation Programs

    Tue Sep 4, 2018 01:35 PM

    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.

  3. USDA Announces Details of Assistance for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation

    Mon Aug 27, 2018 04:35 PM

    USDA is taking action to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation by foreign. As announced last month, USDA will authorize up to $12 billion in programs, consistent with our World Trade Organization obligations.

  4. Nearly 2 Billion Now Available for Eligible Producers Affected by 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes

    Mon Jul 30, 2018 03:59 PM

    Agricultural producers affected by wildfires in 2017 now may apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Signup began July 16, 2018, and continues through Nov. 16, 2018. 

  5. USDA Opens Election Period for Seed Cotton Program

    Mon Jul 30, 2018 03:38 PM

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that seed cotton producers, who want to participate in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2018 crop year, may now submit applications. The signup period begins today and ends on Dec. 7, 2018.