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  1. FSA Makes Changes to Farm Loan, Disaster, Conservation and Safety Net Programs to Make it Easier for Customers to Conduct Business

    Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:57 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, March 30, 2020 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) county offices are open in Illinois by phone appointment only until further notice, and FSA staff are available to continue helping agricultural producers with program signups, loan servicing and other important actions.  Additionally, FSA is relaxing the loan-making process and adding flexibilities for servicing direct and guaranteed loans to provide credit to producers in need.

  2. USDA Announces More Than 3.4 Million Acres Selected for General Signup Conservation Reserve Program

    Fri Mar 27, 2020 04:21 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, March 27, 2020 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the acceptance of more than 3.4 million acres in the general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup recently completed, the first general signup enrollments since 2016.  County offices will begin notifying producers with accepted offers no later than April 3.

  3. USDA Stands Up New Team to Better Serve Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

    Wed Mar 18, 2020 09:12 AM

    Illinois, Springfield, March 17, 2020 ─The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is standing up a new team of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) staff that will lead a department-wide effort focused on serving beginning farmers and ranchers.

  4. Monday, March 16 Is the Last Day to Schedule an Appointment with Your FSA Office For ARC and PLC Enrollment

    Thu Mar 12, 2020 02:41 PM

    Call Today Regarding 2019 Crop Year Eligibility

    SPRINGFIELD, IL., March 12, 2020 – Agricultural producers who have not yet completed their 2019 crop year elections and enrollment in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs must schedule an appointment to do so with their local USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) by Monday, March 16.

  5. USDA to Open Signup March 16 for Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands

    Fri Mar 6, 2020 04:06 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, March 6, 2020 – Farmers and ranchers may apply to enroll grasslands in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands signup beginning March 16.  The signup runs through May 15.