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  1. FSA Encourages Producers to Enroll Soon in Agriculture Risk Loss and Price Loss Coverage Programs

    Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:12 PM

    Producers, Beat the Rush – Call Today to Make an Appointment

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Jan. 16, 2020 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages agricultural producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk Loss (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs.  March 15, 2020 is the enrollment deadline for the 2019 crop year.

  2. USDA Extends Deadlines for Dairy Margin Coverage, Market Facilitation Programs

    Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:24 AM

    New Signup Deadline Is December 20

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, December 11, 2019 – Due to the prolonged and extensive impacts of weather events this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today extended the deadline to December 20, 2019 for producers to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for the 2020 calendar year.  The deadline had been December 13, 2019.   USDA announced it is also continuing to accept applications for the Market Facilitation Program through December 20, 2019.

  3. USDA to Open Signup for Conservation Reserve Program on December 9

    Thu Dec 12, 2019 09:56 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, December 5, 2019 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is opening signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) on December 9, 2019.  The deadline for agricultural producers to sign up for general CRP is February 28, 2020, while signup for continuous CRP is ongoing.

  4. Producers in Illinois Reminded to Signup for Market Facilitation Program

    Thu Dec 5, 2019 11:57 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Dec. 4, 2019 – USDA today reminded producers in Illinois that the nationwide deadline to sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) is Dec. 6, 2019.  MFP payments are aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.

  5. USDA Issues Second Tranche of Market Facilitation Program

    Mon Nov 18, 2019 02:12 PM

    Springfield, Illinois, November 18, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.  The payments will begin the week before Thanksgiving. Producers of MFP-eligible commodities will now be eligible to receive 25% of the total payment expected, in addition to the 50% they have already received from the 2019 MFP.