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  1. USDA to Open Signup for the Conservation Reserve Program and CRP Grasslands in Early 2021

    Thu Nov 12, 2020 04:15 PM

    East Lansing, MI, Nov. 12, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the 2021 signup periods for general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and CRP Grasslands offers. General signup for CRP will be open from January 4, 2021 to February 12, 2021; signup for CRP Grasslands runs from March 15, 2021 to April 23, 2021. Both programs are competitive and provide annual rental payments for land devoted to conservation purposes.

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

    Fri Nov 6, 2020 02:00 PM

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2020 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated four Michigan counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. 

  3. USDA Reminds Farmers of September 30 Deadline to Update Safety-Net Program Crop Yields

    Fri Sep 25, 2020 01:37 PM

    Recent Rule on Payment Limitations and Payment Eligibility Does Not Impact 2020 or 2021 Payments

    USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farm owners of the September 30 deadline to update Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program yields for covered commodities on the farm. This is a one-time opportunity for producers to update yields, which are used to calculate 2020 through 2023 payments.

  4. Deadline Approaching for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

    Fri Aug 28, 2020 02:42 PM

    Application Deadline is Sept. 11

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) is Sept. 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.

  5. USDA Announces More Eligible Commodities for CFAP

    Wed Aug 12, 2020 07:23 AM

    Application Deadline Extended to Sept. 11, and Producers Who Have Approved Applications to Receive Final Payments

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that additional commodities are covered by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) in response to public comments and data. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline to apply for the program to September 11th, and producers with approved applications will receive their final payment. After reviewing over 1,700 responses, even more farmers and ranchers will have the opportunity for assistance to help keep operations afloat during these tough times.