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  1. USDA Reopens Enrollment for Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool

    Thu Apr 5, 2018 12:50 PM

    WASHINGTON, April 3, 2018— U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is encouraging dairy producers to consider enrolling in the new and improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy), which will provide better protections for dairy producers from shifting milk and feed prices. With changes authorized under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) has set the enrollment period to run from April 9, 2018 to June 1, 2018.

  2. USDA Helps Cotton Producers Maintain, Expand Domestic Market

    Tue Mar 6, 2018 01:23 PM

    (MEMPHIS, TN, March 3, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced at the 66th Annual Mid-South Farm and Gin Show the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking action to assist cotton producers through a Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) program in order to expand and maintain the domestic marketing of cotton.

  3. Perdue Names Appointees to the Georgia USDA Farm Service Agency State Committee

    Thu Jan 18, 2018 01:43 PM

    Athens, Ga., Jan. 11, 2018- U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced the individuals who will serve on the Georgia USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) state committee. The state committee is responsible for the oversight of farm programs and county committee operations, resolving appeals from the agriculture community, and helping to keep producers informed about FSA programs.

  4. Georgia Producers Reminded of Approaching Deadline to Submit Ballots for Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections

    Mon Dec 4, 2017 12:14 PM

    (Athens, GA) Nov. 28, 2017 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Georgia Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Tas Smith, today reminded farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that FSA county committee elections began Nov. 6, with the mailing of ballots. Eligible voters must return ballots to their local FSA offices by Dec. 4, 2017, to ensure that their vote is counted. Producers who have not received their ballot should pick one up at their local FSA office.

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

    Wed Nov 1, 2017 09:15 AM

    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.