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  1. USDA to Host 2018 Farm Bill Implementation Listening Session

    Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:07 AM

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey announced that 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.

  2. FSA County Committee Elections Begin; Producers to Receive Ballots Week of Nov. 5

    Mon Nov 5, 2018 12:56 PM

    Tolland, CT, Nov. 5, 2018 – Connecticut Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Clark Chapin announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) began mailing ballots to eligible agricultural producers for the 2018 FSA county committee elections on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Producers must return ballots to their local FSA offices by Dec. 3, 2018, to ensure their vote is counted.

  3. USDA Offers Secure, Convenient Online Business Options

    Tue Oct 23, 2018 08:47 AM

    Tolland, CT -  October 22, 2018 - Farmers and agricultural producers in Connecticut have new online options to access U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs. Through USDA’s new streamlined process producers can now register, track and manage their applications for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) on the secure and convenient https://www.farmers.gov/sign-in.

  4. USDA Loans for Underserved and Beginning Farmers

    Wed Sep 19, 2018 02:20 PM

    (Tolland, CT), September 19, 2018 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Connecticut Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Clark Chapin reminds producers that FSA offers farm ownership and farm operating loans to underserved applicants as well as beginning farmers and ranchers. Underserved or beginning farmers and ranchers who cannot obtain commercial credit from a bank can apply for FSA direct or guaranteed loans.

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

    Tue Aug 28, 2018 07:51 AM

    (Washington, D.C., August 27, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation by foreign nations. President Donald J. Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a short-term relief strategy to protect agricultural producers while the Administration works on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals to open more markets in the long run to help American farmers compete globally. As announced last month, USDA will authorize up to $12 billion in programs, consistent with our World Trade Organization obligations.