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  1. USDA Reopens Enrollment for Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool

    Tue Apr 3, 2018 03:54 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, April 3, 2018 - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is encouraging dairy producers to consider enrolling in the new and improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy), which will provide better protections for dairy producers from shifting milk and feed prices.  With changes authorized under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) has set the enrollment period to run from April 9, 2018 to June 1, 2018.

  2. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated eight counties in Missouri as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought.

    Wed Mar 28, 2018 02:16 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, March 27, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated eight counties in Missouri as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought.

  3. Secretary Perdue Statement on Confirmation of Bill Northey for Key USDA Post

    Wed Feb 28, 2018 03:08 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, February 27, 2018 - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded the Senate’s long-awaited confirmation of Bill Northey to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Northey will serve as Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service (FFAS)*.

  4. USDA Announces Popcorn Appointments

    Wed Jan 17, 2018 08:38 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, January 16, 2018 - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of two members to serve three-year terms on the Popcorn Board.

  5. Perdue Announces Appointees to the Illinois USDA Farm Service Agency State Committee

    Fri Jan 12, 2018 09:21 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, January 10, 2018 - U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced the individuals who will serve on the Illinois USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) state committee.  The state committee is responsible for the oversight of farm programs and county committee operations, resolving appeals from the agriculture community, and helping to keep producers informed about FSA programs.