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  1. USDA Service Centers Taking Precautionary Measures to Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

    Mon Mar 23, 2020 09:31 AM

    USDA Service Centers Open for Business by Phone Appointment Only

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Centers are encouraging visitors to take proactive protective measures to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

  2. USDA Stands Up New Team to Better Serve Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

    Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:09 AM

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is standing up a new team of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) staff that will lead a department-wide effort focused on serving beginning farmers and ranchers. 

  3. USDA to Open Signup March 16 for Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands

    Thu Mar 5, 2020 02:22 PM

    Farmers and ranchers may apply to enroll grasslands in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands signup beginning March 16. The signup runs through May 15. 

  4. USDA Designates Kalamazoo County, Michigan, as a Primary Natural Disaster Area

    Thu Mar 5, 2020 07:40 AM

    Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties Also Available

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Kalamazoo County, Michigan, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive rain that occurred March 9, 2019, through Nov. 4, 2019, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  5. USDA Opens Signup March 23 for Added Causes of Loss Under WHIP+ and Announces Disaster Assistance for Sugar Beet Producers

    Fri Feb 28, 2020 01:50 PM

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced additional disaster assistance available to agricultural producers, including producers impacted by drought and excess moisture as well as sugar beet growers. Through WHIP+, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is helping producers recover from losses related to 2018 and 2019 natural disasters.