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  1. USDA Reopens Enrollment for Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool: Bipartisan Budget Act Makes Substantial Program Changes

    Tue Apr 3, 2018 02:00 PM

    WASHINGTON, April 3, 2018— U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is encouraging dairy producers to consider enrolling in the new and improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy), which will provide better protections for dairy producers from shifting milk and feed prices. With changes authorized under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) has set the enrollment period to run from April 9, 2018 to June 1, 2018.

  2. Another Record Year for FSA Farm Loans: Infusing Rural Communities with Stronger Businesses and Sounder Agricultural Economies

    Tue Jan 30, 2018 07:24 AM

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced another year of high activity in its farm loan programs. Hard-working farm families across the country accessed nearly $6 billion in new credit, either directly or guaranteed through commercial lenders in 2017. At year end, FSA was assisting more than 120,000 family farmers with loans totaling just over $25 billion.

  3. Perdue Names Appointees to the Maryland USDA Farm Service Agency State Committee

    Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:23 PM

    Annapolis, Md., Jan. 16, 2018- U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced the individuals who will serve on the Maryland USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) state committee. The state committee is responsible for the oversight of farm programs and county committee operations, resolving appeals from the agriculture community, and helping to keep producers informed about FSA programs.

  4. Farm Service Agency– A Vital Source of Assistance to America’s Farmers and Ranchers

    Fri Dec 22, 2017 09:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2017 – Through the work of dedicated staff in over 2,100 county and state offices, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides vital farm safety-net assistance to agricultural producers across America. 

  5. 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.