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  1. USDA Announces Details of Assistance for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation

    Tue Aug 28, 2018 08:55 AM

    (Washington, D.C., August 27, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation by foreign nations. President Donald J. Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a short-term relief strategy to protect agricultural producers while the Administration works on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals to open more markets in the long run to help American farmers compete globally. As announced last month, USDA will authorize up to $12 billion in programs, consistent with our World Trade Organization obligations.

  2. USDA Reopens Enrollment for Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool

    Tue Apr 3, 2018 12:36 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.

  3. Trump Administration Appoints Ed Davidian to Serve as State Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Massachusetts

    Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:43 PM

    AMHERST, MA - Feb. 20, 2018- The Trump Administration recently appointed Ed Davidian as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Massachusetts Farm Service Agency (FSA). Davidian began his new position on Feb. 20, 2018.

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

    Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:23 PM

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

    Fri Oct 13, 2017 09:32 AM

    (AMHERST, MA), October 12, 2017 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Massachusetts Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Executive Director Daniel Smiarowski reminds producers that FSA offers specially targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to underserved applicants as well as beginning farmers.