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  1. USDA Reopens Enrollment for Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool

    Tue Apr 3, 2018 11:41 AM

    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.

  2. Secretary Perdue Statement on Confirmation of Bill Northey for Key USDA Post

    Tue Feb 27, 2018 02:40 PM

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded the Senate’s long-awaited confirmation of Bill Northey to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Northey will serve as Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service (FFAS).

  3. Perdue Names Appointees to the Michigan USDA Farm Service Agency State Committee

    Fri Jan 12, 2018 08:33 AM

    U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced the individuals who will serve on the Michigan USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) state committee. The state committee is responsible for the oversight of farm programs and county committee operations, resolving appeals from the agriculture community, and helping to keep producers informed about FSA programs.

  4. Livestock Indemnity Program Benefits Available to Michigan Producers

    Thu Jan 11, 2018 02:39 PM

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Program Chief in Michigan, Ken Schapman, today announced that producers who suffered qualifying livestock losses due to natural disasters, including winter storms, extreme cold weather and blizzards, could be eligible for the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP).

  5. USDA Designates Three Counties in Michigan as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:07 PM

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Ingham, Jackson and Livingston counties in Michigan as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by frost and freeze that occurred from May 7 through May 9, 2017.