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  1. Farmers and Ranchers in Delaware Can Now Apply for Financial Assistance through USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

    Tue May 26, 2020 07:44 AM

    Dover, DE, May 26, 2020 – Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. The application and a payment calculator are now available online, and USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) staff members are available via phone, fax and online tools to help producers complete applications. The agency set up a call center in order to simplify how they serve new customers across the nation.

  2. USDA Announces Details of Direct Assistance to Farmers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

    Tue May 19, 2020 01:14 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 19, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to this direct support to farmers and ranchers, USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program is partnering with regional and local distributors, whose workforces have been significantly impacted by the closure of many restaurants, hotels, and other food service entities, to purchase $3 billion in fresh produce, dairy, and meat and deliver boxes to Americans in need.

  3. USDA Announces Loan Maturity for Marketing Assistance Loans Now Extended to 12 Months

    Thu Apr 9, 2020 03:47 PM

    WASHINGTON, April 9, 2020 – Agricultural producers now have more time to repay Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL) as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020. The loans now mature at 12 months rather than nine, and this flexibility is available for most commodities.

  4. USDA Announces More Than 3.4 Million Acres Selected for General Signup Conservation Reserve Program

    Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:23 AM

    Dover, DE, March 27, 2020 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the acceptance of more than 3.4 million acres in the general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup recently completed, the first general signup enrollments since 2016. County offices will begin notifying producers with accepted offers no later than April 3.

  5. FSA Makes Changes to Farm Loan, Disaster, Conservation and Safety Net Programs to Make it Easier for Customers to Conduct Business

    Fri Mar 27, 2020 09:41 AM

    Dover, DE, March 26, 2020 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) county offices are open in Delaware by phone appointment only until further notice, and FSA staff are available to continue helping agricultural producers with program signups, loan servicing and other important actions. Additionally, FSA is relaxing the loan-making process and adding flexibilities for servicing direct and guaranteed loans to provide credit to producers in need.