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  1. Trump Administration Appoints Robert A. (Bobby) Carson Jr to Serve as State Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Mississippi

    Wed Nov 8, 2017 08:23 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. – Nov. 07, 2017- The Trump Administration recently appointed Robert A. (Bobby) Carson Jr. as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Mississippi Farm Service Agency (FSA). Carson joined the Mississippi FSA team on Monday, Oct.30.

  2. USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018

    Mon Oct 30, 2017 03:35 PM

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that starting Nov. 1, 2017, farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net program may enroll for the 2018 crop year. The enrollment period will end on Aug. 1, 2018. 

  3. USDA Offers Targeted Farm Loan Funding for Underserved Groups and Beginning Farmers

    Wed Oct 25, 2017 03:10 PM

    (Jackson, MS), Oct. 25, 2017 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Mississippi Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Executive Director Ricky Carnegie reminds producers that FSA offers specially targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to underserved applicants as well as beginning farmers and ranchers.

  4. USDA Processing Pending Conservation Reserve Program Continuous Enrollment Offers

    Wed Oct 11, 2017 02:15 PM

    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.

  5. USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments

    Wed Oct 4, 2017 09:08 AM

    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.