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  1. 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.

  2. USDA Announces Buy-Up Coverage Availability and New Service Fees for Noninsured Crop Coverage Policies

    Tue Apr 9, 2019 05:17 PM

    Changes apply Beginning April 8, 2019 

    WASHINGTON, April 8, 2019 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced that higher levels of coverage will be offered through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), a popular safety et program, beginning April 8, 2019. The 2018 Farm Bill also increased service fees and made other changes to the program, including service fee waivers for qualified military veterans interested in obtaining NAP coverage.

  3. USDA Reminds Producers of Feb. 14 Deadline for Market Facilitation Program

    Tue Feb 12, 2019 01:41 PM

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2019 – Agricultural producers have until Feb. 14, 2019, to sign up for USDA’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP), launched last year to help producers suffering from damages due to unjustified trade retaliation. Producers can apply without proof of yield but must certify 2018 production by May 1, 2019. Since its launch in September 2018, more than 864,000 producers have applied, supporting those hit hard with nearly $8 billion in estimated payments.

  4. Hawaii County Farm Service Agency Is Accepting Emergency Conservation Program Applications

    Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:26 PM

    (Hilo, Hawaii), September 19, 2018 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Lester Ueda today announced that Hawaii County is approved to accept applications for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) to address damages from Hurricane Lane. ECP signup will begin on September 21, 2018, and end on October 23, 2018.

     

  5. Maui County Farm Service Agency Is Accepting Emergency Conservation Program Applications

    Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:14 PM

    (Kahului, Hawaii), September 19, 2018 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director James Robello today announced that Maui County is approved to accept applications for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) to address damages from Hurricane Lane. ECP signup will begin on September 21, 2018, and end on October 23, 2018.