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  1. USDA Opens Signup for Market Facilitation Program

    Tue Jul 30, 2019 06:40 AM

    Enrollment Now Open through Dec. 6

    WASHINGTON, July 29, 2019 – Signup opens today for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program to assist farmers who continue to suffer from damages because of unjustified trade retaliation from foreign nations. Through MFP, USDA will provide up to $14.5 billion in direct payments to impacted producers, part of a broader trade relief package announced in late July. The sign-up period runs through Dec. 6.

  2. New Feature Helps Producers Find Farm Loans that Fit Their Operation

    Wed Jul 17, 2019 02:12 PM

    WASHINGTON, July 17, 2019 – A new online tool can help farmers and ranchers find information on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm loans that may best fit their operations. USDA has launched the new Farm Loan Discovery Tool as the newest feature on, the Department’s self-service website for farmers.

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

    Thu Jul 11, 2019 02:22 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.

  4. USDA Designates 31 Tennessee Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Wed Jul 3, 2019 02:59 PM

    Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border States Also Available 

    WASHINGTON, July 3, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 31 Tennessee counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses caused by prolonged, 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 Kentucky Extends Prevented Plant Crop Reporting Deadline to July 15

    Mon Jul 1, 2019 01:29 PM

    Lexington, KY, July 01, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is extending the prevented plant crop reporting deadline for Kentucky producers affected by spring flooding and excessive moisture.