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  1. Trump Administration Appoints Joe Martin to Serve as State Executive Director for USDA's Farm Service Agency in Minnesota

    Tue Nov 7, 2017 04:27 PM

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – Nov. 07, 2017- The Trump Administration recently appointed Joe Martin as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Minnesota Farm Service Agency (FSA). Martin will join the Minnesota FSA team on Monday, November 13.

  2. Low Interest Emergency Physical Loss Loans Available for Four Minnesota Counties with Assistance to Producers in Surrounding Counties and South Dakota

    Mon Oct 30, 2017 02:20 PM

    ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 30, 2017 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Administrator Steven J. Peterson today announced that physical loss loans are available for four counties in Minnesota as a result of three separate disaster events. Farm operators who have suffered major physical losses caused by a tornado, high winds and hail may be eligible for emergency loans.

  3. USDA Processing Pending Conservation Reserve Program Continuous Enrollment Offers

    Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:41 PM

    Acceptance of Most 2018 Offers Temporarily Suspended

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that it will process many pending eligible offers for land enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), and it will temporarily suspend accepting most new offers until later in the 2018 fiscal year.

  4. USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments

    Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:23 PM

    Total Exceeds $9.6 Billion

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2017 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that over $9.6 billion in payments will be made, beginning this week, to producers through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is issuing approximately $8 billion in payments under the ARC and PLC programs for the 2016 crop year, and $1.6 billion under CRP for 2017.

  5. Low Interest Emergency Physical Loss Loans Available for Three Minnesota Counties with Assistance to Producers in South Dakota

    Thu Sep 21, 2017 02:49 PM

    ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 21, 2017 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Administrator Steven J. Peterson today announced that physical loss loans are available for three counties in Minnesota, due to three separate disaster events. Farm operators who have suffered major physical losses caused by hail, high winds and a tornado that occurred from June 11 through July 19, 2017, may be eligible for emergency loans.