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  1. USDA Opens Signup for Market Facilitation Program

    Fri Aug 2, 2019 01:51 PM

    Enrollment Now Open through Dec. 6
    Signup is open for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program to assist farmers who continue to suffer from damages because of unjustified trade retaliation from foreign nations. Through MFP, USDA will provide up to $14.5 billion in direct payments to impacted producers, part of a broader trade relief package announced in late July. The sign-up period runs through Dec. 6.

  2. USDA Designates 21 Wisconsin Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:58 PM

    Emergency Support to Producers in Michigan's Dickinson, Iron, Menominee Counties Also Available

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 21 Wisconsin counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to winterkill, rain, freezing rain, cold and snow that occurred between Jan. 1 and May 31, 2019, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  3. USDA Offers Low-Interest Loans for Agricultural Producers in Eight Northern Michigan Counties Impacted by Natural Disasters

    Fri Jul 26, 2019 06:26 AM

    Michigan agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for USDA physical loss loans. FSA offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers in Chippewa, Luce and Mackinac counties, the primary damaged area, who incurred losses due to excessive snow, freeze, and high winds that occurred from Nov. 8, 2018 through April 1, 2019. Producers in the contiguous Michigan counties of Alger, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, and Schoolcraft are also eligible to apply for emergency loans.

  4. New Farmers.gov Feature Helps Producers Find Farm Loans that Fit Their Operation

    Thu Jul 18, 2019 06:28 AM

    A new online tool can help farmers and ranchers find information on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm loans that may best fit their operations. USDA has launched the new Farm Loan Discovery Tool as the newest feature on farmers.gov, the Department’s self-service website for farmers.

  5. USDA Now Making Payments for New Dairy Margin Coverage Program

    Thu Jul 11, 2019 02:11 PM

    Income-over-feed margin for May triggers fifth payment for 2019

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened enrollment for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program on June 17 and has started issuing payments to producers who purchased coverage. Producers can enroll through Sept. 20, 2019.