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Nevada News Releases

State Executive Director

Gus Wegren

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1365 Corporate Blvd
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Reno, NV 89502

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  1. USDA Accepting Applications to Help Cover Costs for Organic Certification

    Tue Aug 17, 2021 02:25 PM

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2021 – Organic producers and handlers can now apply for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds to assist with the cost of receiving or maintaining organic certification. Applications for the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP) are due Nov. 1, 2021.  

  2. USDA Designates Storey County, Nevada, as a Primary Natural Disaster Area

    Wed May 12, 2021 03:32 PM

    This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including the replacement of essential items such as equipment or livestock, reorganization of a farming operation or the refinance of certain debts. FSA will review the loans based on the extent of losses, security available and repayment ability.

  3. USDA Designates Douglas County and Carson City, Nevada, as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Wed May 12, 2021 03:28 PM

    This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including the replacement of essential items such as equipment or livestock, reorganization of a farming operation or the refinance of certain debts. FSA will review the loans based on the extent of losses, security available and repayment ability.

  4. USDA Designates 50 California Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Wed May 12, 2021 03:25 PM

    This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including the replacement of essential items such as equipment or livestock, reorganization of a farming operation or the refinance of certain debts. FSA will review the loans based on the extent of losses, security available and repayment ability.

  5. USDA Designates 14 Nevada Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Wed May 12, 2021 03:20 PM

    This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including the replacement of essential items such as equipment or livestock, reorganization of a farming operation or the refinance of certain debts. FSA will review the loans based on the extent of losses, security available and repayment ability.

  6. Nevada Announces the Re-opening of Las Vegas Office

    Thu Apr 22, 2021 02:42 PM

    Reno, Nevada April 22, 2021 —Nevada’s U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) would like to announce the opening of the Las Vegas County Office to better serve agricultural Producers in Clark County.

  7. Share Your Planting Season Experience for #Plant2021

    Wed Apr 21, 2021 08:30 AM

    Spring has sprung and it’s planting time! For many, 2020 was the first year they’d ever seen an empty shelf at the grocery store. And for the first time, many people realized how much they take farming and the people who make it possible for granted. Let’s change that. 

  8. USDA Announces Funding Available to Organizations to Assist Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers under Pandemic Assistance for Producers Initiative

    Mon Apr 5, 2021 03:00 PM

    WASHINGTON, April 5, 2021— The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced the availability of $2 million to establish partnerships with organizations to provide outreach and technical assistance to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. The funding was made possible by USDA’s new Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative, an effort to distribute resources more broadly and to put greater emphasis on outreach to small and socially disadvantaged producers impacted by the pandemic. Today also marks the reopening of FSA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) signup as part of the Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Farmers and ranchers will have at least 60 days to apply or make modifications to existing CFAP 2 applications.

  9. USDA Extends Application Deadline for the Quality Loss Adjustment Program

    Fri Mar 5, 2021 12:00 PM

    Reno, Nevada, March 5, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline from March 5 to April 9 for agricultural producers to apply for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program because of recent winter storms and some clarifications to program rules. This program assists producers, including those here in Nevada who suffered crop quality losses due to qualifying 2018 and 2019 natural disasters.

  10. March 15 Last Day to Complete Enrollment for 2021 Agriculture Risk Coverage, Price Loss Coverage Programs

    Tue Feb 9, 2021 12:00 AM