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  1. USDA to Open Signup March 16 for Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands

    Thu Mar 5, 2020 02:04 PM

    LEXINGTON, Kentucky, March 5, 2020 – Farmers and ranchers may apply to enroll grasslands in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands signup beginning March 16. The signup runs through May 15.

  2. USDA Opens Signup March 23 for Added Causes of Loss Under WHIP+ and Announces Disaster Assistance for Sugar Beet Producers

    Fri Feb 28, 2020 01:17 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 28, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced additional disaster assistance available to agricultural producers, including producers impacted by drought and excess moisture as well as sugar beet growers. Through WHIP+, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is helping producers recover from losses related to 2018 and 2019 natural disasters.

  3. USDA Designates Nine Indiana Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Thu Feb 27, 2020 01:34 PM

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2020 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated nine Indiana counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses caused by three separate disaster events may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  4. USDA Announces Updates for Honeybee Producers

    Thu Feb 27, 2020 06:51 AM

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2020 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced updates to the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP). These updates include changes required by the 2018 Farm Bill as well as discretionary changes intended to improve the administration of the program and clarify existing program requirements.

  5. USDA Designates 22 Kentucky Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Wed Feb 12, 2020 02:49 PM

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2020 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 22 Kentucky counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Boyd, Boyle, Bracken, Breckinridge, Carter, Casey, Daviess, Garrard, Greenup, Hancock, Henderson, Laurel, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Meade, Mercer, Ohio, Robertson, Rowan, and Washington counties who suffered losses due to drought and high temperatures that occurred from July 1, 2019, and continuing, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.