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  1. USDA Reminds Producers of Feb. 28 Deadline for Conservation Reserve Program General Signup

    Tue Jan 28, 2020 02:13 PM

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds agricultural producers interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) 2020 general signup to enroll by February 28, 2020. This signup is available to farmers and private landowners who are either enrolling for the first time or re-enrolling for another 10- to 15-year term.

  2. USDA Designates Three Michigan Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:31 AM

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated three Michigan counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Clare, Gladwin, and Midland counties who suffered losses caused by ice, freeze, and thawing that occurred from Dec. 1, 2018, through March 31, 2019, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

     

  3. FSA Encourages Producers to Enroll Soon in Agriculture Risk Loss and Price Loss Coverage Programs

    Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:14 AM

    USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages agricultural producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk Loss (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. March 15, 2020 is the enrollment deadline for the 2019 crop year.

  4. USDA Designates 22 Michigan Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Fri Dec 20, 2019 07:39 AM

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 22 Michigan counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to recent weather events may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA).

  5. USDA Extends Deadlines for Dairy Margin Coverage, Market Facilitation Programs

    Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:22 AM

    Due to the prolonged and extensive impacts of weather events this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today extended the deadline to December 20 for producers to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage program for the 2020 calendar year. The deadline had been December 13.  USDA announced is also continuing to accept applications for the Market Facilitation Program through December 20.