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  1. Apply Now for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2

    Mon Nov 16, 2020 09:15 AM

    Application Deadline is December 11

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, November 14, 2020 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) is December 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.

  2. 2020 Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections Underway

    Tue Nov 10, 2020 09:00 AM

    Ballots Have Been Mailed to Eligible Voters

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, November 9, 2020 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has mailed ballots for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country. To be counted, ballots must be returned to the local FSA county office or postmarked by December 7.

  3. More than $7 Billion Paid in Second Round of USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

    Tue Nov 3, 2020 01:50 PM

    (SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, October 27, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that in the first month of the application period, the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) approved more than $7 billion in payments to producers in the second round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.  CFAP 2 provides agricultural producers with financial assistance to help absorb some of the increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

  4. USDA Reminds Producers of Disaster Assistance Application Deadline

    Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:17 AM

    New Online Tool Lets Farmers Check Eligibility, Start Application Process

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, October 23, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds producers that the deadline to submit applications for disaster recovery assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) for 2018 and 2019 losses is Friday, October 30, 2020.  Additionally, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) launched a new tool on farmers.gov to help producers with the application process.

  5. Enrollment Begins for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs for 2021

    Wed Oct 21, 2020 03:38 PM

    More than $5 Billion in Payments Now Issuing to Producers Enrolled for 2019

    ILLINOIS, Springfield, October 21, 2020 – Agricultural producers can now make elections and enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2021 crop year. The signup period opened Tuesday, October 13. These key U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety-net programs help producers weather fluctuations in either revenue or price for certain crops, and more than $5 billion in payments are in the process of going out to producers who signed up for the 2019 crop year.