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  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. USDA to Open Signup for Conservation Reserve Program on December 9

    Thu Dec 5, 2019 04:49 PM

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is opening signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) on December 9, 2019. The deadline for agricultural producers to sign up for general CRP is February 28, 2020, while signup for continuous CRP is ongoing.

  4. USDA Designates 43 Michigan Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Fri Nov 22, 2019 09:38 AM

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 43 Michigan counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses caused by excessive rain, flooding, flash flooding, and abnormally cold temperatures that occurred since March 1, 2019, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  5. USDA Issues Second Tranche of Market Facilitation Program

    Mon Nov 18, 2019 06:41 AM

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. The payments will begin the week before Thanksgiving. Producers of MFP-eligible commodities will now be eligible to receive 25% of the total payment expected, in addition to the 50% they have already received from the 2019 MFP.