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  1. USDA Issues $1.68 Billion in Payments to Producers Enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program

    Wed Oct 21, 2020 02:27 PM

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is issuing $1.68 billion in payments to agricultural producers and landowners for the 21.9 million acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), which provides annual rental payment for land devoted to conservation purposes.

  2. Enrollment Begins for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs for 2021

    Wed Oct 21, 2020 01:04 PM

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2020 – Agricultural producers can now make elections and enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2021 crop year. The signup period opened Tuesday, Oct. 13.  These key U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety-net programs help producers weather fluctuations in either revenue or price for certain crops, and more than $5 billion in payments are in the process of going out to producers who signed up for the 2019 crop year.

  3. USDA Announces Oct 30 Deadline to Submit Wildfire, Hurricane Disaster Assistance Applications

    Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:24 AM

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, as the deadline to submit applications for the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program – Plus (WHIP+) for 2018 and 2019 losses. USDA did not originally specify a deadline when the program was announced.

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

    Sun Sep 20, 2020 05:08 PM

    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.

  5. USDA Supports Seafood Industry Impacted by Retaliatory Tariffs

    Thu Sep 10, 2020 08:46 AM

    Bangor, ME, 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).