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

    Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:00 AM

    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 Offers Secure, Convenient Online Business Options

    Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:00 AM

    CONCORD, NH – October 17, 2018 - Farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers in New Hampshire have new online options to access U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs. Through USDA’s new streamlined process producers can now register, track and manage their applications for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) and 2017 Wildfires Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP) on the secure and convenient https://www.farmers.gov/sign-in.

  3. USDA Issues Safety-Net and Conservation Payments to New Hampshire Farmers

    Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:00 AM

    (CONCORD, NH) -- Oct. 12, 2018 – USDA New Hampshire Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Jeffrey Holmes, announced that approximately $243,000 will be paid to New Hampshire farms that enrolled in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for 2017 market downturns.

  4. 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. 

  5. 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.