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  1. USDA Offers Low-Interest Loans for Agricultural Producers in Missouri Impacted by Natural Disasters - Emergency Support Available to Iowa Producers

    Thu May 9, 2019 01:39 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa, May 9, 2019 — Missouri agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers in Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Clay and Holt counties, the primary damaged area, who incurred losses caused by extreme flooding beginning on March 9, 2019. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only, including the loss of buildings and livestock. Applications are due Dec. 24, 2019.

  2. USDA Offers Low-Interest Loans for Agricultural Producers in South Dakota Impacted by Natural Disasters - Emergency Support Available to Iowa Producers

    Thu May 9, 2019 12:47 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa, May 9, 2019 — South Dakota agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers in 55 South Dakota counties, the primary damaged area, who incurred losses caused by two separate disaster events. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only, including the loss of buildings and livestock. Applications are due Dec. 24, 2019.

  3. USDA Announces March Income over Feed Cost Margin Triggers Third 2019 Dairy Safety Net Payment

    Wed May 8, 2019 05:04 PM

    WASHINGTON, May 8, 2019 — USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the March 2019 income over feed cost margin was $8.85 per hundredweight (cwt.), triggering the third payment for dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program.

  4. USDA Accepting Applications to Help Cover Producers’ Costs for Organic Certification

    Mon May 6, 2019 12:48 PM

    WASHINGTON, May 6, 2019 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that organic producers and handlers can apply for federal funds to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic certification through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP). Applications for fiscal 2019 funding are due Oct. 31, 2019.

  5. USDA Announces New Decision Tool for New Dairy Margin Coverage Program

    Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:25 AM

    WASHINGTON, April 30, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced today the availability of a new web-based tool – developed in partnership with the University of Wisconsin – to help dairy producers evaluate various scenarios using different coverage levels through the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program.