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  1. Apply Now for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2

    Thu Nov 12, 2020 04:30 PM

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2020 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) is Dec. 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.

  2. USDA to Open Signup for the Conservation Reserve Program and CRP Grasslands in Early 2021

    Thu Nov 12, 2020 04:00 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, LA, Nov. 12, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the 2021 signup periods for general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and CRP Grasslands offers. General signup for CRP will be open from January 4, 2021 to February 12, 2021; signup for CRP Grasslands runs from March 15, 2021 to April 23, 2021. Both programs are competitive and provide annual rental payments for land devoted to conservation purposes.

  3. USDA Disaster Assistance Application Deadline is Nov. 20 for Certain 2017, 2018 and 2019 Crop Loss

    Thu Nov 12, 2020 02:00 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, LA, Nov. 12, 2020 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers in Louisiana that that Friday, Nov. 20 is the last day to submit applications for disaster assistance for eligible losses caused by Tropical Storm Cindy in 2017 as well as peach and blueberry losses due to extreme cold or hurricanes in 2017 and 2018.

  4. 2020 Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections Underway

    Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:20 AM

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2020 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has mailed ballots for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country. To be counted, ballots must be returned to the local FSA county office or postmarked by December 7.

  5. USDA Designates 33 Mississippi Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:15 AM

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2020 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 33 Mississippi counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in who suffered losses caused by recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.