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  1. Trump Administration Appoints Brent Hampy to Serve as State Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Missouri

    Fri Sep 28, 2018 01:50 PM

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – September 28, 2018- The Trump Administration recently appointed Brent Hampy as the new State Executive Director for the USDA Missouri Farm Service Agency (FSA). Hampy will join the Missouri FSA team on Monday, Oct. 1.

  2. USDA Launches Trade Mitigation Programs

    Tue Sep 4, 2018 03:30 PM

    (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. 

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

    Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:03 AM

    Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border States Also Available 

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2018 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated eight counties in Kansas as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Atchison, Graham, Lane, Marshall, Nemaha, Scott, Sherman and Washington counties who suffered losses due to drought, hail, high winds, excessive rain, flooding or lightning, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  4. USDA Designates 12 Missouri Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:52 AM

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2018 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 12 Missouri counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Audrain, Barry, Barton, Boone, Callaway, Cooper, Dade, Jasper, Lawrence, Moniteau, Monroe and Newton counties who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  5. USDA Designates Four Missouri Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Wed Aug 29, 2018 01:54 PM

    Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border States Also Available

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2018 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated four counties in Missouri as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Clark, Jackson, Lewis and Worth counties who suffered losses due to drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.