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

    Fri Dec 6, 2019 08:27 AM

    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.

  2. Producers in Connecticut Reminded to Signup for Market Facilitation Program

    Thu Dec 5, 2019 09:56 AM

    Tolland, CT, Dec. 4, 2019 – USDA today reminded producers in Connecticut that the nationwide deadline to sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) is Dec. 6, 2019. MFP payments are aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.

  3. USDA Issues Second Tranche of Market Facilitation Program

    Mon Nov 18, 2019 03:31 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. Voting Begins for 2019 Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections

    Tue Nov 12, 2019 02:49 PM

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

  5. USDA Opens 2020 Enrollment for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs

    Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:16 AM

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2019 – Agricultural producers now can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs – two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety net programs – for the 2020 crop year. Meanwhile, producers who enrolled farms for the 2018 crop year have started receiving more than $1.5 billion for covered commodities for which payments were triggered under such programs.