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  1. USDA Now Making Payments for New Dairy Margin Coverage Program

    Thu Jul 11, 2019 02:11 PM

    WASHINGTON, July 11, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened enrollment for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program on June 17 and has started issuing payments to producers who purchased coverage. Producers can enroll through Sept. 20, 2019.

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

    Thu Jul 11, 2019 01:37 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa, July 11, 2019 — Minnesota 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 two Minnesota counties, the primary damaged area, who incurred losses due to 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 March 2, 2020.

  3. USDA Extends Deadline to Report Spring-Seeded Crops in Iowa

    Wed Jul 10, 2019 03:10 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa, July 10, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline to file crop acreage reports for agricultural producers in Iowa impacted by flooding and heavy moisture. The new July 22 deadline applies to reporting spring-seeded crops to USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) county offices and federal crop insurance agents.

  4. USDA Designates Five Missouri Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas - Emergency Support Available to Iowa Producers

    Tue Jul 9, 2019 01:00 PM

    WASHINGTON, July 9, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated five Missouri counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt and Ray counties who suffered losses caused by recent excessive rainfall and flooding may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  5. Farm Service Agency in Iowa Extends Prevented Plant Crop Reporting Deadline to July 15

    Fri Jun 28, 2019 02:31 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa, June 28, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is extending the prevented plant crop reporting deadline for Iowa producers affected by spring flooding and excessive moisture.