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  1. USDA Reminds Producers of Feb. 28 Deadline for Conservation Reserve Program General Signup

    Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 28, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds agricultural producers interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) 2020 general signup to enroll by February 28, 2020. This signup is available to farmers and private landowners who are either enrolling for the first time or re-enrolling for another 10- to 15-year term.

  2. FSA Encourages Producers to Enroll Soon in Ariculture Risk Loss and Price Loss Coverage Programs

    Wed Jan 15, 2020 03:00 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 15, 2020 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages agricultural producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk Loss (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. March 15, 2020 is the enrollment deadline for the 2019 crop year.

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

    Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated eight New Hampshire counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Belknap, Carroll, Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack, and Sullivan counties who suffered losses caused by extreme cold and temperature fluctuations resulting in winterkill, that occurred between Dec. 1, 2018, and April 20, 2019, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  4. USDA Issues Second Tranche of Market Facilitation Program

    Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:00 AM

    (Washington, D.C., November 15, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. The payments will begin the week before Thanksgiving. Producers of MFP-eligible commodities will now be eligible to receive 25% of the total payment expected, in addition to the 50% they have already received from the 2019 MFP.

  5. USDA Opens 2020 Enrollment for Dairy Margin Coverage Program

    Mon Oct 7, 2019 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2019 – Dairy producers can now enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) for calendar year 2020. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened signup today for the program that helps producers manage economic risk brought on by milk price and feed cost disparities.