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  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

  3. 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.

  4. Dairy Farmers Have Until June 1 to Apply for Improved Safety Net under Margin Protection Program

    Tue May 29, 2018 01:38 PM

    WASHINGTON, May 25, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds dairy farmers of the June 1 deadline to enroll in the improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy).  Many producers will see payments in early June, depending on the coverage they elect.

  5. Secretary Perdue Names FSA Administrator

    Wed May 16, 2018 09:57 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.