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  1. USDA Designates Eight New Hampshire Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, March 28, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated eight New Hampshire counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses caused by recent drought or recent excessive moisture may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  2. USDA Designates Six Massachusetts Counties as Primary Disaster Areas

    Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, March 26, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated six Massachusetts counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Berkshire, Bristol, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire and Worcester counties who suffered losses caused by excessive rainfall and moisture that occurred on or after July 17, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  3. USDA Announces January Income over Feed Cost Margin Triggers First 2019 Dairy Safety Net Payment

    Wed Mar 6, 2019 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, March 6, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the January 2019 income over feed cost margin was $7.99 per hundredweight, triggering the first payment for eligible dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new but yet-to-be established Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program.

  4. 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. 

  5. 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.