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  1. 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.

  2. 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.   

  3. Farm Service Agency County Committee Nominations Open June 14

    Mon Jun 3, 2019 08:41 PM

    WASHINGTON, June 3, 2019 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will begin accepting nominations for county committee members on Friday, June 14, 2019. Agricultural producers who participate or cooperate in an FSA program may be nominated for candidacy for the county committee. Individuals may nominate themselves or others as a candidate.

  4. USDA Reopens Continuous CRP Signup

    Wed May 15, 2019 01:28 PM

    WASHINGTON, May 15, 2019 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept applications beginning June 3, 2019, for certain practices under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) continuous signup and will offer extensions for expiring CRP contracts. The 2018 Farm Bill reauthorized CRP, one of the country’s largest conservation programs. 

  5. USDA Accepting Applications to Help Cover Producers’ Costs for Organic Certification

    Wed May 8, 2019 06:26 PM

    WASHINGTON, May 6, 2019 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that organic producers and handlers can apply for federal funds to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic certification through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP). Applications for fiscal 2019 funding are due Oct. 31, 2019.