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  1. USDA to Host 2018 Farm Bill Implementation Listening Session

    Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey announced that USDA is hosting a listening session for initial input on the 2018 Farm Bill. USDA is seeking public input on the changes to existing programs implemented by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Risk Management Agency. Each agency will take into account stakeholder input when making discretionary decisions on program implementation.

  2. USDA Offers Secure, Convenient Online Business Options

    Fri Oct 19, 2018 05:24 PM

    Albuquerque, New Mexico– October 16, 2018 - Farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers in New Mexico 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 Announces Assistance to Pecan Growers Affected by 2017 Weather Events

    Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:47 AM

    (Washington, D.C., August 28, 2018) –The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that additional assistance has been made available for pecan growers to replant and replace trees through the Tree Assistance Program (TAP) as they recover from the impacts of 2017 weather events, which was made available by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018.

  4. USDA to Help Producers in New Mexico Prepare for Addition of Seed Cotton to Two Key Safety Net Programs

    Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:48 PM

    Albuquerque, NM, June 29, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is sending acreage history and yield reports to agricultural producers in New Mexico with generic base acres covered by the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Michael White said the information will help producers decide the best options for how to allocate generic base acres, given the addition of seed cotton as a covered commodity in the programs. 

  5. USDA Resumes Continuous Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment

    Mon Jun 4, 2018 08:32 AM

    One-Year Extension Available to Holders of Many Expiring Contracts through Continuous Signup

    WASHINGTON, June 1, 2018 – As part of a 33-year effort to protect sensitive lands and improve water quality and wildlife habitat on private lands, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will resume accepting applications for the voluntary Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Eligible farmers, ranchers, and private landowners can sign up at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office between June 4 and Aug. 17, 2018.