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  1. USDA Announces Signup for the 2018 Reimbursement Transportation Program

    Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:28 PM

    Honolulu, Hawaii, July 16, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Hawaii State and Pacific Basin Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director AL Frenzel today announced to farmers and rancers residing outside the contiguous continental United States that the Reimbursement Transportation Cost Payment Program (RTCP) for fiscal year 2018 will begin on July 16, 2018 and end on September 7, 2018.  

  2. USDA Reopens Application Period for Producers Recovering from Cattle Loss, Other Disasters

    Thu May 31, 2018 04:37 PM

    WASHINGTON, May 31, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin accepting disaster assistance program applications on June 4 from agricultural producers who suffered livestock, honeybees, farm-raised fish and other losses due to natural disasters.  

    USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) is reopening the application period for two disaster assistance programs in response to statutory changes made by Congress earlier this year.  

  3. USDA Partners with Texas A&M to Help Veterans Seeking Agriculture Loans and Careers

    Thu May 31, 2018 12:00 AM

    (Dallas, TX, May 31, 2018) - U.S. Secretary f Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Texas A&M's AgriLife Extension Service to help military veterans obtain loans and pursue careers as farmers and ranchers.  Secretary Perdue joined local dignitaries, members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and community leaders at the Dallas Farmers Market to unveil the new pilot program. 

  4. FSA County Committee Nominations Launch June 15

    Tue May 22, 2018 05:55 PM

    Giving Farmers a Voice in their Community

    WASHINGTON, May 22, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages America's farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their local county committee.  USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept nominations for county committee members beginning Friday, June 15, 2018.  

  5. USDA Designates Kauai County in Hawaii as a Primary Natural Disaster Area

    Tue May 15, 2018 03:09 PM

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Kauai County in Hawaii as a primary disaster area due to losses and damages caused by record-breaking rainfall, excessive flooding and massive landslides that occurred from April 13, 2018, through April 20, 2018.