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  1. FSA Releases Signup Information for Tree Assistance Program

    Mon May 14, 2018 12:00 AM

    May 14, 2018 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency recently released signup information for the Tree Assistance Program, a nationwide program that provides orchardists and nursery tree growers with cost share assistance to replant eligible trees, bushes, and vines following a natural disaster.

  2. Secretary Perdue Names FSA Administrator

    Fri May 11, 2018 12:00 AM

    (Washington, D.C., May 11, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today the appointment of Richard Fordyce to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA). In his role, Fordyce will provide leadership for FSA and its mission to support agricultural production across America through a network of over 2,100 county and 50 state offices.

  3. Farm Service Agency Makes Administrative Change to the Livestock Indemnity Program

    Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:00 AM

    CANADIAN, Texas, April 24, 2018 – Starting today, agricultural producers who have lost livestock to disease, resulting from a weather disaster, have an additional way to become eligible for a key U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance program. USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey announced an administrative clarification nationwide to the Livestock Indemnity Program. In the event of disease, this change by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) authorizes local FSA county committees to accept veterinarian certifications that livestock deaths were directly related to adverse weather and unpreventable through good animal husbandry and management. The committees may then use this certification to allow eligibility for producers on a case-by-case basis for LIP.

  4. USDA Reopens Enrollment for Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool

    Tue Apr 3, 2018 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, April 3, 2018— U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is encouraging dairy producers to consider enrolling in the new and improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy), which will provide better protections for dairy producers from shifting milk and feed prices. With changes authorized under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) has set the enrollment period to run from April 9, 2018 to June 1, 2018.

  5. USDA Designates Carroll County in New Hampshire as a Primary Natural Disaster Area with Assistance to Producers in Maine

    Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Carroll County in New Hampshire as a primary natural disaster area due to losses and damages caused by heavy rains, flash flooding and flooding that occurred from Oct. 29, 2017, through Oct. 30, 2017.