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  1. USDA Extends Deadlines for Dairy Margin Coverage, Market Facilitation Programs

    Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:23 AM

    New Signup Deadline Is December 20

    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 11, 2019 – Due to the prolonged and extensive impacts of weather events this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today extended the deadline to December 20 for producers to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for the 2020 calendar year. The deadline had been December 13.  USDA announced is also continuing to accept applications for the Market Facilitation Program through December 20.

  2. USDA to Open Signup for Conservation Reserve Program on December 9

    Thu Dec 5, 2019 01:20 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 5, 2019 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is opening signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) on December 9, 2019. The deadline for agricultural producers to sign up for general CRP is February 28, 2020, while signup for continuous CRP is ongoing.

  3. USDA Issues Second Tranche of Market Facilitation Program

    Fri Nov 15, 2019 04:28 PM

    (Washington, D.C., November 15, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. The payments will begin the week before Thanksgiving. Producers of MFP-eligible commodities will now be eligible to receive 25% of the total payment expected, in addition to the 50% they have already received from the 2019 MFP.

  4. USDA Designates Five Utah Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Thu Nov 14, 2019 03:22 PM

    Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border States Also Available

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated five Utah counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Box Elder, Grand, San Juan, Tooele, and Uintah, who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  5. Voting Begins for 2019 Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections

    Mon Oct 28, 2019 02:28 PM

    Eligible Voters to Receive Ballots Week of Nov. 4

    WASHINGTON, October 28, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots on November 4 to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections.