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  1. USDA Election Period for Seed Cotton Safety Net Program Ends December 7

    Wed Nov 21, 2018 01:00 PM

    (Jackson, MS), Nov.23, 2018 - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Robert A. Carson reminds Mississippi producers that December 7, 2018, is the final day for seed cotton producers who want to participate in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2018 crop to submit applications. The signup period began July 30, 2018.

  2. USDA Issues Safety-Net and Conservation Payments to Mississippi Farmers

    Wed Oct 17, 2018 09:26 AM

    (Jackson, MS) -- Oct. 16, 2018 – USDA Mississippi Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Robert Carson, announced that approximately $14,282,430.00 will be paid to Mississippi farms that enrolled in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for 2017 market downturns. Additionally, Mississippi FSA will distribute $41,586,087.00 in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments to landowners for their commitment to conservation stewardship.

  3. USDA Offers Secure, Convenient Online Business Options

    Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:00 AM

    Jackson, MS – October 15, 2018 - Farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers in Mississippi have new online options to access U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs. Through USDA’s new streamlined process producers can now register, track and manage their applications for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) and 2017 Wildfires Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP) on the secure and convenient

  4. USDA Launches Trade Mitigation Programs

    Fri Sep 7, 2018 11:25 AM

    (Washington, D.C., September 4, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today launched the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.  Producers of certain commodities can now sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), while USDA will also begin to purchase identified commodities under a food purchase and distribution program.  Additionally, USDA has begun accepting proposals for the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP), which will help American farmers find and access new markets for their products.  In total, USDA will authorize up to $12 billion in programs, consistent with World Trade Organization obligations. 

  5. USDA Announces Assistance to Pecan Growers Affected by 2017 Weather Events

    Wed Aug 29, 2018 08:16 AM

    (Washington, D.C., August 28, 2018) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that additional assistance has been made available for pecan growers to replant and replace trees through the Tree Assistance Program (TAP) as they recover from the impacts of 2017 weather events, which was made available by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018.