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  1. USDA Reminds Producers of Disaster Deadlines

    Tue Nov 13, 2018 02:49 PM

    (SPRINGFIELD, IL), November 13, 2018 — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director William Graff reminds Illinois producers who experienced losses from natural disasters during the 2017 and 2018 calendar years that they may be eligible for assistance through the Tree Assistance Program (TAP), Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) and Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP).

  2. FSA County Committee Elections to Begin; Producers to Receive Ballots Week of November 5

    Fri Nov 2, 2018 12:33 PM

    (SPRINGFIELD, IL), November 2, 2018 - Illinois Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director (SED) William Graff today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots to eligible agricultural producers for the 2018 FSA county committee elections on Monday, November 5, 2018. Producers must return ballots to their local FSA offices by December 3, 2018, to ensure their vote is counted.

  3. USDA Designates 38 Missouri Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Fri Oct 26, 2018 09:45 AM

    (SPRINGFIELD, IL), October 25, 2018 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 38 Missouri counties as primary natural disaster areas.  Producers who suffered losses due to a recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  4. USDA Issues Safety-Net and Conservation Payments to Illinois Farmers

    Tue Oct 23, 2018 01:00 PM

    (SPRINGFIELD, IL), October 23, 2018 – USDA Illinois Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, William Graff, announced that approximately $60,055,708 will be paid to Illinois farms that enrolled in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for 2017 market downturns.   Additionally, Illinois FSA will distribute $173,910,193 in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments to landowners for their commitment to conservation stewardship.

  5. USDA Offers Secure, Convenient Online Business Options

    Wed Oct 17, 2018 01:00 PM

    Farmers, Ranchers and Foresters Encouraged to Sign-In/Sign-Up

    SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS – October 17, 2018 - Farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers in Illinois have new online options to access U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs. Through USDA’s new streamlined process producers can now register, track and manage their applications for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) and 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP) on the secure and convenient