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  1. USDA Designates Four Counties in New Mexico as Primary Natural Disaster Areas with Assistance to Producers in Surrounding States

    Fri Mar 16, 2018 01:31 PM

    WASHINGTON, March 16, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Curry, Quay, Roosevelt and Union counties in New Mexico as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought.

  2. USDA Helps Cotton Producers Maintain, Expand Domestic Market

    Tue Mar 6, 2018 02:33 PM

    (MEMPHIS, TN, March 3, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced at the 66th Annual Mid-South Farm and Gin Show the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking action to assist cotton producers through a Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) program in order to expand and maintain the domestic marketing of cotton.

  3. Trump Administration Appoints Michael White to Serve as State Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in New Mexico

    Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2017- The Trump Administration recently appointed Michael White as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA New Mexico Farm Service Agency (FSA). White will join the New Mexico FSA team on Monday, November 27, 2017.

  4. USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018

    Fri Nov 3, 2017 08:42 PM

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that starting Nov. 1, 2017, farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net program may enroll for the 2018 crop year. The enrollment period will end on Aug. 1, 2018.

  5. USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments

    Wed Oct 4, 2017 04:30 PM

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2017 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that over $9.6 billion in payments will be made, beginning this week, to producers through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs.  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is issuing approximately $8 billion in payments under the ARC and PLC programs for the 2016 crop year, and $1.6 billion under CRP for 2017.