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  1. USDA Announces March Income over Feed Cost Margin Triggers Third 2019 Dairy Safety Net Payment

    Thu May 9, 2019 11:25 AM

    Dairy Margin Coverage Program Sign-Up Begins June 17

    WASHINGTON, May 8, 2019 — USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the March 2019 income over feed cost margin was $8.85 per hundredweight (cwt.), triggering the third payment for dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program.

  2. USDA Accepting Applications to Help Cover Producers’ Costs for Organic Certification

    Thu May 9, 2019 10:48 AM

    WASHINGTON, May 6, 2019 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that organic producers and handlers can apply for federal funds to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic certification through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP). Applications for fiscal 2019 funding are due Oct. 31, 2019.

  3. USDA Announces Buy-Up Coverage Availability and New Service Fees for Noninsured Crop Coverage Policies

    Mon Apr 22, 2019 02:38 PM

    WASHINGTON, April 8, 2019 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced that higher levels of coverage will be offered through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), a popular safety et program, beginning April 8, 2019. The 2018 Farm Bill also increased service fees and made other changes to the program, including service fee waivers for qualified military veterans interested in obtaining NAP coverage.

  4. USDA Announces February Income over Feed Cost Margin Triggers Second 2019

    Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:35 PM

    WASHINGTON, April 18, 2019 — USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the February 2019 income over feed cost margin was $8.22 per hundredweight (cwt.), triggering the second payment for dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new but yet-to-be established Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program.

  5. USDA Announces Buy-Up Coverage Availability and New Service Fees for Noninsured Crop Coverage Policies

    Mon Apr 8, 2019 02:05 PM

    WASHINGTON, April 8, 2019 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced that higher levels of coverage will be offered through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), a popular safety net program, beginning April 8, 2019. The 2018 Farm Bill also increased service fees and made other changes to the program, including service fee waivers for qualified military veterans interested in obtaining NAP coverage.