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  1. Farm Service Agency Expands Payment Options

    Wed Aug 21, 2019 08:57 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 20, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is expanding its payment options to now accept debit cards and Automated Clearing House (ACH) debit. These paperless payment options enable FSA customers to pay farm loan payments, measurement service fees, farm program debt repayments and administrative service fees, as well as to purchase aerial maps.

  2. Nearly 17,000 Dairy Operations Enrolled in Dairy Margin Coverage Program

    Mon Aug 19, 2019 04:48 PM

    Dairy Producers Must Sign up before Sept. 20 for 2019 Coverage

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that producers of nearly 17,000 dairy operations have signed up for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program since signup opened June 17. Producers interested in 2019 coverage must sign up before Sept. 20, 2019.

  3. USDA Designates 44 Arkansas Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Fri Aug 16, 2019 03:48 PM

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

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 44 Arkansas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive rain, flash flooding, flooding, hail, high winds, lightning, and tornadoes that occurred since Sept. 20, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  4. USDA Designates 102 Illinois Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Wed Aug 14, 2019 02:26 PM

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

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 102 Illinois counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive moisture, flooding and flash flooding that has occurred since Sept. 1, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  5. USDA Designates 53 Missouri Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Wed Aug 14, 2019 02:04 PM

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

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 53 Missouri counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive rainfall and flooding that has occurred since March 9, 2019, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.