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  1. USDA Launches Trade Mitigation Programs

    Tue Sep 4, 2018 12:00 AM

    (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. 

  2. USDA Announces Details of Assistance for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation

    Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:00 AM

    (Washington, D.C., August 27, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation by foreign nations. President Donald J. Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a short-term relief strategy to protect agricultural producers while the Administration works on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals to open more markets in the long run to help American farmers compete globally. As announced last month, USDA will authorize up to $12 billion in programs, consistent with our World Trade Organization obligations.

  3. USDA Designates Eight Counties in Oregon as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2018 — Agricultural producers in Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Lake, Malheur and Wheeler counties in Oregon, who suffered losses and damages due to a recent drought, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. The loans are made available under the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue.

  4. USDA Designates Three Counties in Utah as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Mon Jul 9, 2018 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, July 9, 2018 — Agricultural producers in Duchesne, Tooele and Uintah counties in Utah, who suffered losses and damages caused by a recent drought, are eligible to apply for FSA’s emergency loans. The loans are made available under the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue.

  5. USDA Extends Application Deadline for Dairy Margin Protection Program to June 22

    Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, June 12, 2018 – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the re-enrollment deadline for the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy will be extended until June 22, 2018. The new and improved program protects participating dairy producers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below levels of protection selected by the applicant. USDA has already issued more than $89 million for margins triggered in February, March, and April, and USDA offices are continuing to process remaining payments daily.