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  1. USDA Issues Second Tranche of Market Facilitation Program

    Fri Nov 15, 2019 03:28 PM

    (Washington, D.C., November 15, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.

  2. USDA Opens 2020 Enrollment for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage

    Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:36 AM

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2019 – Agricultural producers now can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs – two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety net programs – for the 2020 crop year. Meanwhile, producers who enrolled farms for the 2018 crop year have started receiving more than $1.5 billion for covered commodities for which payments were triggered under such programs.

  3. USDA Opens 2020 Enrollment for Dairy Margin Coverage Program

    Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:32 AM

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2019 – Dairy producers can now enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) for calendar year 2020. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened signup today for the program that helps producers manage economic risk brought on by milk price and feed cost disparities.

  4. Voting Begins for 2019 Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections

    Tue Oct 29, 2019 04:43 PM

    WASHINGTON, October 28, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots on November 4 to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections.

  5. Nearly 17,000 Dairy Operations Enrolled in Dairy Margin Coverage Program: Dairy Producers Must Sign up before Sept. 20 for 2019 Coverage

    Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:00 PM

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that producers of nearly 17,000 dairy operations have signed up for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program since signup opened June 17. Producers interested in 2019 coverage must sign up before Sept. 20, 2019.