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  1. USDA to Provide Additional Direct Assistance to Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by the Coronavirus: Expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Begins Sept. 21

    Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:00 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.

  2. Deadline Approaching for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program: Application Deadline is Sept. 11

    Tue Sep 1, 2020 05:00 PM

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 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 (CFAP) is Sept. 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.

  3. USDA Announces More Eligible Commodities for CFAP: Application Deadline Extended to Sept. 11, and Producers Who Have Approved Applications to Receive Final Payments

    Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:00 AM

    (Washington, D.C., Aug. 11, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that additional commodities are covered by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) in response to public comments and data. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline to apply for the program to September 11th, and producers with approved applications will receive their final payment. After reviewing over 1,700 responses, even more farmers and ranchers will have the opportunity for assistance to help keep operations afloat during these tough times.

  4. USDA Offers Annual Installment Deferral Option for Farm Storage Facility Loan Borrowers

    Thu Aug 6, 2020 05:00 PM

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2020 – To assist Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) borrowers experiencing financial hardship from the pandemic and other challenges in production agriculture, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is offering a one-time annual installment payment deferral option. No fees or prepayment penalties apply for borrowers who choose this FSFL loan flexibility option.

  5. USDA Reminds Maryland Producers to Complete Crop Acreage Reports

    Sun Jul 5, 2020 12:00 PM

    Annapolis, Maryland), June 01, 2020 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds Maryland producers to complete crop acreage reports by the applicable deadline for their county. Acreage reporting dates vary by crop and by county. Contact your FSA county office for a list of acreage reporting deadlines by crop.