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  1. USDA Opens Signup for Market Facilitation Program

    Mon Jul 29, 2019 04:25 PM

    WASHINGTON, July 29, 2019 – Signup opens today for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program to assist farmers who continue to suffer from damages because of unjustified trade retaliation from foreign nations. Through MFP, USDA will provide up to $14.5 billion in direct payments to impacted producers, part of a broader trade relief package announced in late July. The sign-up period runs through Dec. 6.

  2. New Feature Helps Producers Find Farm Loans that Fit Their Operation

    Thu Jul 18, 2019 08:55 AM

    WASHINGTON, July 17, 2019 – A new online tool can help farmers and ranchers find information on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm loans that may best fit their operations. USDA has launched the new Farm Loan Discovery Tool as the newest feature on, the Department’s self-service website for farmers.

  3. USDA Designates Three Kansas Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:42 AM

    WASHINGTON, July 11, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated three Kansas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Atchison, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties who suffered losses caused flooding that has occurred since March 18, 2019, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  4. USDA Now Making Payments for New Dairy Margin Coverage Program

    Thu Jul 11, 2019 04:24 PM

    WASHINGTON, July 11, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened enrollment for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program on June 17 and has started issuing payments to producers who purchased coverage. Producers can enroll through Sept. 20, 2019.

  5. USDA Offers Low-Interest Loans for Agricultural Producers in Arkansas Impacted by Natural Disasters

    Thu Jul 11, 2019 03:24 PM

    COLUMBIA, MO, July 11, 2019 — Arkansas agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers in 27 Arkansas counties, the primary damaged area, who incurred losses due excessive rain, flash flooding, flooding, hail, high winds, lightning and tornadoes that occurred since Oct. 1, 2018. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only, including the loss of buildings and livestock. Applications are due March 2, 2020.