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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. More Time Provided for Dairy Producers to Enroll in DMC Program

    Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today extended the deadline to September 27 for dairy producers to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for 2019. The deadline had been September 20.

  4. USDA Designates 10 Vermont Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 10 Vermont counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Orange, Rutland, Windham, and Windsor counties who suffered losses due to excessive rain and prolonged, cool temperatures that have occurred since April 1, 2019, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  5. USDA Reminds Producers: 2019 Enrollment Deadline for the Dairy Margin Coverage Program is Sept. 20

    Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds dairy producers that the deadline to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for 2019 is Sept. 20, 2019.