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  1. USDA to Provide Additional Direct Assistance to Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by the Coronavirus

    Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:07 AM

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2020 – President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) will begin September 21 and run through December 11, 2020.

  2. Farmers and Ranchers in Louisiana Now Have Until Oct. 9 to Apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

    Fri Sep 11, 2020 02:07 PM

    Deadline Extended due to Hurricane Laura 

    ALEXANDRIA, LA, Sept. 11, 2020 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) will extend the deadline for farmers and ranchers to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) from Sept. 11, 2020, to Oct. 9, 2020, for producers in Louisiana. FSA is only authorizing this deadline extension for areas impacted by Hurricane Laura.

  3. USDA Offers Disaster Assistance to Louisiana and Texas Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by Hurricane Laura

    Thu Sep 10, 2020 03:29 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La., Sept. 10, 2020 – Hurricane Laura’s flooding and high winds impacted agricultural operations in Louisiana and Texas, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has technical and financial assistance available to help farmers and ranchers recover. As agricultural producers move into recovery mode and assess damages, they should contact their local USDA Service Center to report losses and learn more about program options available to assist in their recovery from crop, land, infrastructure and livestock losses and damages.

  4. USDA Supports U.S. Seafood Industry Impacted by Retaliatory Tariffs

    Wed Sep 9, 2020 05:00 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, LA, Sept. 9, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide approximately $530 million to support the U.S. seafood industry and fishermen impacted by retaliatory tariffs from foreign governments. The funding will be provided through the Seafood Trade Relief Program and funded through the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA).

  5. USDA Reminds Farmers of September 30 Deadline to Update Safety-Net Program Crop Yields

    Wed Sep 9, 2020 09:41 AM

    Don’t Miss This One-Time Opportunity - First Since 2014

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2020 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farm owners that they have a one-time opportunity to update Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program yields for covered commodities on the farm. The deadline is September 30, 2020, to update yields, which are used to calculate the PLC payments for 2020 through 2023. Additionally, producers who elected Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) should also consider updating their yields.