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  1. USDA Reopens Enrollment for Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool

    Tue Apr 3, 2018 03:14 PM

    WASHINGTON, April 3, 2018— 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. Farm Service Agency - A Vital Source of Assistance to America's Farmers and Ranchers

    Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:58 AM

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2017 – Through the work of dedicated staff in over 2,100 county and state offices, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides vital farm safety-net assistance to agricultural producers across America.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.