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  1. USDA Stands Up New Team to Better Serve Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

    Tue Mar 17, 2020 06:47 AM

    WASHINGTON, March 16, 2020 ─The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is standing up a new team of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) staff that will lead a department-wide effort focused on serving beginning farmers and ranchers.

  2. USDA Reminds Producers of Feb. 28 Deadline for Conservation Reserve Program General Signup

    Thu Feb 6, 2020 09:51 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 28, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds agricultural producers interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) 2020 general signup to enroll by February 28, 2020. This signup is available to farmers and private landowners who are either enrolling for the first time or re-enrolling for another 10- to 15-year term.

  3. FSA 2019 Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Program (ARC/PLC) Sign-up Deadline March 16, 2020

    Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:42 PM

    Athens, GA., Jan. 28, 2020 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages agricultural producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk Loss (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. March 16, 2020 is the enrollment deadline for the 2019 crop year.

  4. USDA Designates 13 Georgia Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Tue Nov 19, 2019 06:40 AM

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 13 Georgia counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Barrow, Clarke, Dade, Greene, Hancock, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Putnam, Taliaferro, Walker, Walton, and Warren, who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  5. USDA Designates 24 Georgia Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Tue Nov 19, 2019 06:33 AM

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 24 Georgia counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.