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  1. Deadline Approaches for Continuous Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment

    Wed Aug 8, 2018 07:02 AM

    WASHINGTON, August 7, 2018 — Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Richard Fordyce reminded producers today that the deadline to sign up for enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.

  2. USDA Designates Georgia Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Wed Aug 1, 2018 06:41 AM

    WASHINGTON, July 31, 2018 — Georgia agricultural producers who suffered losses and damages due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. The loans are made available under the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, for losses caused by two separate disaster events.

  3. USDA Opens Election Period for Seed Cotton Program

    Tue Jul 31, 2018 07:01 AM

    WASHINGTON, July 30, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that seed cotton producers, who want to participate in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2018 crop year, may now submit applications. The signup period begins today and ends on Dec. 7, 2018.

  4. Nearly $2 Billion Now Available for Eligible Producers Affected by 2017 Hurricanes and Wildfires

    Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:23 PM

    WASHINGTON, July 16, 2018– Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 now may apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Signup begins July 16, 2018, and continues through Nov. 16, 2018.

  5. USDA to Help Producers in Georgia Prepare for Addition of Seed Cotton to Two Key Safety Net Programs

    Tue Jun 26, 2018 06:59 AM

    Athens, GA, June 25, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is sending acreage history and yield reports to agricultural producers in Georgia with generic base acres covered by the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Tas Smith said the information will help producers decide the best options for how to allocate generic base acres, given the addition of seed cotton as a covered commodity in the programs.