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  1. Deadline Approaches for Continuous Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment

    Wed Aug 8, 2018 08:56 AM

    WASHINGTON, August 7, 2018 — Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Richard Fordyce reminded producers today that the deadline to sign up for enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.

  2. USDA Designates Two Counties in Delaware as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Tue Jul 31, 2018 02:27 PM

    WASHINGTON, July 31, 2018 — Agricultural producers in Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware, who suffered losses and damages due to torrential rains and flooding that occurred from April 25, 2018, through June 21, 2018, may be eligible to apply for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. The loans are made available under the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue.

  3. USDA Designates Four Counties in Maryland as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Tue Jul 31, 2018 02:19 PM

    WASHINGTON, July 31, 2018 — Agricultural producers in Dorchester, Frederick, Somerset and Wicomico counties in Maryland, who suffered losses and damages due to excessive rainfall and flooding occurring from May 12 through May 23, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. The loans are made available under the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue.

  4. USDA Extends Application Deadline for Dairy Margin Protection Program to June 22

    Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:52 PM

    Re-enrollment Continues Through June 22, Dairy producers urged to act now

    WASHINGTON, June 12, 2018 – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the re-enrollment deadline for the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy will be extended until June 22, 2018. The new and improved program protects participating dairy producers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below levels of protection selected by the applicant. USDA has already issued more than $89 million for margins triggered in February, March, and April, and USDA offices are continuing to process remaining payments daily.

  5. USDA Resumes Continuous Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment

    Wed Jun 6, 2018 08:33 AM

    One-Year Extension Available to Holders of Many Expiring Contracts through Continuous Signup

    WASHINGTON, June 1, 2018 – As part of a 33-year effort to protect sensitive lands and improve water quality and wildlife habitat on private lands, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will resume accepting applications for the voluntary Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Eligible farmers, ranchers, and private landowners can sign up at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office between June 4 and Aug. 17, 2018.