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  1. USDA Reminds Producers of Disaster Program Deadlines

    Tue Nov 13, 2018 02:05 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Nov. 13, 2018 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Steven Brown reminds Indiana 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 Nov. 5

    Tue Nov 6, 2018 02:10 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Nov. 6, 2018 – Indiana Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Steven Brown 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, Nov. 5, 2018. Producers must return ballots to their local FSA offices by Dec. 3, 2018, to ensure their vote is counted.

  3. USDA Issues Safety-Net and Conservation Payments to Indiana Farmers

    Fri Nov 2, 2018 02:38 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Nov. 2, 2018 – USDA Indiana Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Steven Brown, announced that approximately $55.9 million will be paid to Indiana farms that enrolled in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for 2017 market downturns. Additionally, Indiana FSA will distribute approximately $41 million in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments to landowners for their commitment to conservation stewardship.

  4. USDA Offers Secure, Convenient Online Business Options

    Wed Oct 17, 2018 01:11 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Oct. 17, 2018 - Farmers and agricultural producers in Indiana 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 Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP) on the secure and convenient 

  5. USDA Adds Shelled Almonds and Fresh Sweet Cherries to Market Facilitation Program

    Fri Sep 21, 2018 04:34 PM

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2018 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the addition of commodities to the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. Starting Monday, Sept. 24, producers of shelled almonds and fresh sweet cherries may apply for Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office. In addition, the timeline for hog producers has been extended.