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  1. Connecticut FSA: Farm Service Agency Seeking Loss Adjusters

    Thu Feb 13, 2020 09:14 AM

    TOLLAND, CT, Feb. 11, 2020 – The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) is currently accepting offers from individuals interested in providing contracted crop adjusting services throughout Connecticut for the 2020 crop year. Loss Adjuster applications are due April 15, 2020 to the Connecticut FSA State Office.

  2. USDA Announces Details of Risk Management Programs for Hemp Producers

    Fri Feb 7, 2020 01:21 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 6, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of two programs that protect hemp producers’ crops from natural disasters.  A pilot hemp insurance program through Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) provides coverage against loss of yield because of insurable causes of loss for hemp grown for fiber, grain or Cannabidiol (CBD) oil and the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage protects against losses associated with lower yields, destroyed crops or prevented planting where no permanent federal crop insurance program is available. Producers may apply now, and the deadline to sign up for both programs is March 16, 2020.  

  3. FSA Encourages Producers to Enroll Soon in Agriculture Risk Loss and Price Loss Coverage Programs

    Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:27 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 15, 2020 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages agricultural producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk Loss (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. March 15, 2020 is the enrollment deadline for the 2019 crop year.

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

    Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:34 PM

    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.

  5. 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.