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  1. USDA Reminds Producers of Feb. 14 Deadline for Market Facilitation Program

    Tue Feb 12, 2019 03:46 PM

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2019 – Agricultural producers have until Feb. 14, 2019, to sign up for USDA’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP), launched last year to help producers suffering from damages due to unjustified trade retaliation. Producers can apply without proof of yield but must certify 2018 production by May 1, 2019. Since its launch in September 2018, more than 864,000 producers have applied, supporting those hit hard with nearly $8 billion in estimated payments.

  2. USDA to Host 2018 Farm Bill Implementation Listening Session

    Tue Feb 12, 2019 02:25 PM

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey announced that USDA is hosting a listening session for initial input on the 2018 Farm Bill. USDA is seeking public input on the changes to existing programs implemented by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Risk Management Agency. Each agency will take into account stakeholder input when making discretionary decisions on program implementation.

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

    Mon Nov 19, 2018 08:51 AM

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

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2018 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated two Arkansas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Greene and Mississippi counties who suffered losses due to excessive rain that occurred from Aug. 15 through Aug. 20, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  4. USDA Reminds Producers of Disaster Program Deadlines

    Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:00 AM

    (COLUMBIA/Missouri), November 13, 2018 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Brent Hampy reminds Missouri producers who experienced losses from natural disasters during the 2017 and 2018 calendar years that they may be eligible for assistance through the Tree Assistance Program (TAP), Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) and Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP).

  5. FSA County Committee Elections to Begin; Producers to Receive Ballots Week of Nov. 5

    Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:48 AM

    Farmers and Ranchers Have a Voice in Local Farm Program Decisions

    COLUMBIA, MO, Oct. 30, 2018 – Missouri Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Brent Hampy today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots to eligible agricultural producers for the 2018 FSA county committee elections on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Producers must return ballots to their local FSA offices by Dec. 3, 2018, to ensure their vote is counted.