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  1. Maryland Producers Reminded of Approaching Deadline to Submit Ballots for Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections

    Mon Dec 4, 2017 10:00 AM

    (Annapolis, Md.) Nov. 28, 2017 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Maryland Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Jim Eichhorst, today reminded farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that FSA county committee elections began Nov. 6, with the mailing of ballots. Eligible voters must return ballots to their local FSA offices by Dec. 4, 2017, to ensure that their vote is counted. Producers who have not received their ballot should pick one up at their local FSA office.

  2. USDA Offers Targeted Farm Loan Funding for Underserved Groups and Beginning Farmers

    Fri Nov 17, 2017 08:52 AM

    (Annapolis, Md.), November 1, 2017 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Maryland Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Vicky Coppage reminds producers that FSA offers specially targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to underserved applicants as well as beginning farmers and ranchers.

  3. Trump Administration Appoints Jim Eichhorst to Serve as State Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Maryland

    Thu Nov 9, 2017 09:18 AM

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Nov. 9, 2017- The Trump Administration recently appointed Jim Eichhorst as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Maryland Farm Service Agency (FSA). Eichhorst will join the Maryland FSA team on Monday, Nov. 27.

  4. FSA County Committee Elections to Begin; Producers to Receive Ballots Week of Nov. 6

    Wed Nov 1, 2017 01:17 PM
  5. USDA Issues Safety-Net Payments to Maryland Farmers

    Tue Oct 31, 2017 08:00 AM

    (Annapolis, Md.) Oct. 26, 2017 – USDA Maryland Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Acting SED Vicky Coppage announced that more than 13,000 Maryland farms that enrolled in safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill will receive financial assistance for the 2016 crop year. The programs, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), are designed to protect against unexpected drops in crop prices or revenues due to market downturns.