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  1. USDA Reopens Continuous CRP Signup

    Wed May 15, 2019 12:55 PM

    WASHINGTON, May 15, 2019 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept applications beginning June 3, 2019, for certain practices under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) continuous signup and will offer extensions for expiring CRP contracts. The 2018 Farm Bill reauthorized CRP, one of the country’s largest conservation programs.

  2. USDA Outlines Eligibility for 2019 Supplemental Coverage Option Regarding Election for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage

    Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, March 13, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced this week that producers who purchased or plan to purchase the 2019 Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) policy should report Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) election intentions to their crop insurance agent by March 15, 2019, or the acreage reporting date, whichever is later.

  3. USDA Announces January Income over Feed Cost Margin Triggers First 2019 Dairy Safety Net Payment

    Fri Mar 8, 2019 03:14 PM

    WASHINGTON, March 6, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the January 2019 income over feed cost margin was $7.99 per hundredweight, triggering the first payment for eligible dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new but yet-to-be established Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program.

  4. USDA Designates Three Delaware Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Wed Feb 27, 2019 01:01 AM

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated three Delaware counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Kent, New Castle and Sussex counties who suffered losses caused by the combined effects of excessive rainfall, flooding and Hurricanes Florence and Michael that occurred June 14 through Nov. 29, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans

  5. USDA Reminds Producers of Feb. 14 Deadline for Market Facilitation Program

    Thu Feb 14, 2019 03:38 PM

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2019 – Agricultural producers have until Feb. 14, 2019, to sign up for USDA’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP), launched last year to help producers suffering from damages due to unjustified trade retaliation. Producers can apply without proof of yield but must certify 2018 production by May 1, 2019. Since its launch in September 2018, more than 864,000 producers have applied, supporting those hit hard with nearly $8 billion in estimated payments