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  1. USDA Stands Up New Team to Better Serve Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

    Tue Mar 17, 2020 09:54 AM

    WASHINGTON, March 16, 2020 ─The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is standing up a new team of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) staff that will lead a department-wide effort focused on serving beginning farmers and ranchers. 

  2. Monday, March 16 Is the Last Day to Schedule an Appointment with Your FSA Office For Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Enrollment

    Thu Mar 12, 2020 01:57 PM

    Call Today Regarding 2019 Crop Year Eligibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 12, 2020 – Agricultural producers who have not yet completed their 2019 crop year elections for and enrollment in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs must schedule an appointment to do so with their local USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) by Monday, March 16.

  3. USDA to Open Signup March 16 for Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands

    Fri Mar 6, 2020 03:37 PM

    COLUMBIA, Missouri, March 5, 2020 – Farmers and ranchers may apply to enroll grasslands in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands signup beginning March 16. The signup runs through May 15. 

  4. USDA Designates Taylor County, Iowa, as a Primary Natural Disaster Area

    Mon Mar 2, 2020 11:57 AM

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

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2020 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Taylor County, Iowa, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive rain, flash flooding, flooding, and high winds that occurred March 1, 2019, through June 15, 2019, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  5. USDA Designates 13 Missouri Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Mon Mar 2, 2020 10:57 AM

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

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2020 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 13 Missouri counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses caused by two separate disaster events may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.