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  1. USDA Offers Producers Options to Re-enroll or Extend Expiring CRP Contracts

    Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:47 AM

    WASHINGTON, June 21, 2019 – Farmers and ranchers with expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts may now re-enroll in certain CRP continuous signup practices or, if eligible, select a one-year contract extension. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) also is accepting offers from those who want to enroll for the first time in one of the country’s largest conservation programs. FSA’s 52nd signup for CRP runs from June 3 to August 23.

  2. USDA Ready to Help Mississippi Farmers and Ranchers Recover from Recent Flooding, Tornadoes

    Wed Jun 5, 2019 03:05 PM

    Jackson, MS, June 6, 2019 – Recent extreme weather conditions have impacted farmers and ranchers in Mississippi. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has disaster assistance programs available to help agricultural producers recover after natural disasters, including The Mississippi River flooding.

  3. Farm Service Agency County Committee Nominations Open June 14

    Tue Jun 4, 2019 08:50 AM

    #LeadYourFSA and be the Voice of Farmers in Your Community

    WASHINGTON, June 3, 2019 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will begin accepting nominations for county committee members on Friday, June 14, 2019. Agricultural producers who participate or cooperate in an FSA program may be nominated for candidacy for the county committee. Individuals may nominate themselves or others as a candidate.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.