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  1. Apply Now for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2

    Thu Nov 12, 2020 04:30 PM

    WASHINGTON, November 12, 2020 - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) is Dec. 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.

  2. USDA Designates Three Massachusetts Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Thu Oct 29, 2020 03:17 PM

    WASHINGTON, October 29, 2020 - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated three Massachusetts counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Berkshire, Essex and Nantucket counties who suffered losses caused by recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  3. USDA Designates Four Connecticut Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:24 AM

    WASHINGTON, October 28, 2020 - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated four Connecticut counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Hartford, New London, Tolland and Windham counties who suffered losses caused by recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  4. USDA Designates Litchfield County, Connecticut, as a Primary Natural Disaster Area

    Tue Oct 27, 2020 02:11 PM

    WASHINGTON, October 27, 2020 - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Litchfield County, Connecticut, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses caused by recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  5. USDA Reminds Farmers of September 30 Deadline to Update Safety-Net Program Crop Yields

    Fri Sep 25, 2020 03:08 AM

    Washington, D.C., September 25, 2020 - USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farm owners of the September 30 deadline to update Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program yields for covered commodities on the farm. This is a one-time opportunity for producers to update yields, which are used to calculate 2020 through 2023 payments.