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  1. USDA Opens Signup for Market Facilitation Program

    Mon Jul 29, 2019 08:55 PM

    Enrollment Now Open through Dec. 6

    WASHINGTON, July 29, 2019
    – Signup opens today for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program to assist farmers who continue to suffer from damages because of unjustified trade retaliation from foreign nations. Through MFP, USDA will provide up to $14.5 billion in direct payments to impacted producers, part of a broader trade relief package announced in late July. The sign-up period runs through Dec. 6.

  2. USDA Announces Sign-Up for the 2019 Reimbursement Transportation Cost Program

    Mon Jul 22, 2019 09:14 PM

    HONOLULU, Hawaii, July 22, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced that farmers and ranchers residing outside the contiguous continental United States may enroll in the Reimbursement Transportation Cost Payment Program (RTCP) for fiscal year 2019 began on July 15, 2019. The sign up will run through Sept. 6, 2019.

  3. New Feature Helps Producers Find Farm Loans that Fit Their Operation

    Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:21 PM

    WASHINGTON, July 17, 2019 – A new online tool can help farmers and ranchers find information on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm loans that may best fit their operations. USDA has launched the new Farm Loan Discovery Tool as the newest feature on, the Department’s self-service website for farmers.   

  4. USDA Announces Payments Set to Begin for 2018 Reimbursement Transportation Cost Payment Program

    Thu Jul 11, 2019 08:09 PM

    Honolulu, Hawaii, July 11, 2019 –USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Hawaii and the Pacific Basin today announced that fiscal year 2018 payments for the Reimbursement Transportation Cost Payment Program (RTCP) will begin on July 12, 2019. State Executive Director AL Frenzel said RTCP will help eligible farmers and ranchers offset a portion of the cost of transporting agricultural products over long distances.

  5. USDA Designates Maui County, Hawaii, as a Primary Natural Disaster Area

    Thu Jul 11, 2019 04:24 PM

    WASHINGTON, July 11, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Maui County, Hawaii, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses caused by recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.