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  1. USDA Designates 83 Counties in Georgia as Primary Natural Disaster Areas with Assistance to Producers in Surrounding States

    Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:49 PM

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2017 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 83 counties in Georgiaas primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by Hurricane Irma that occurred from Sept. 10 through Sept. 12, 2017.

  2. FSA County Committee Elections to Begin; Producers to Receive Ballots Week of Nov. 6

    Mon Nov 6, 2017 08:13 AM

    GAINESVILLE, FL, Nov. 02, 2017 – Florida Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director Mark Cotrell today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers for the 2017 FSA County Committee elections on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. Producers must return ballots to their local FSA offices by Dec. 4, 2017, to ensure that their vote is counted.

  3. USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018

    Mon Oct 30, 2017 02:14 PM

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that starting Nov. 1, 2017, farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net program may enroll for the 2018 crop year. The enrollment period will end on Aug. 1, 2018.

  4. USDA Issues Safety-Net Payments to Florida Farmers

    Mon Oct 23, 2017 01:11 PM

    (GAINESVILLE, Florida) Oct. 23, 2017 – USDA Florida Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Acting SED Mark Cotrell announced that approximately 3,585 Florida farms that enrolled in safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill will receive financial assistance for the 2016 crop year. The programs, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), are designed to protect against unexpected drops in crop prices or revenues due to market downturns.

  5. USDA Offers Targeted Farm Loan Funding for Underserved Groups and Beginning Farmers

    Thu Oct 19, 2017 07:45 AM

    (GAINESVILLE, FL), October 19, 2017 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Florida Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director Mark Cotrell reminds producers that FSA offers specially targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to underserved applicants as well as beginning farmers and ranchers.