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  1. USDA Designates 33 Pennsylvania Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Tue Mar 26, 2019 02:43 PM

    WASHINGTON, March 26, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 33 Pennsylvania counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses caused by excessive rain, flash flooding and flooding that occurred on or after July 21, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  2. USDA Designates Six Massachusetts Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Tue Mar 26, 2019 02:43 PM

    WASHINGTON, March 26, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated six Massachusetts counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Berkshire, Bristol, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire and Worcester counties who suffered losses caused by excessive rainfall and moisture that occurred on or after July 17, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  3. USDA Designates Three Connecticut Counites as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Tue Mar 26, 2019 02:27 PM

    WASHINGTON, March 26, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated three Connecticut counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Fairfield, Litchfield and New London counties who suffered losses caused by excessive rainfall that occurred from Aug.1, 2018, through Nov. 30, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  4. Dairy Producers Previously Enrolled in the Livestock Gross Margin Program Now Eligible for 2018 Margin Protection Program

    Fri Mar 22, 2019 02:29 PM

    WASHINGTON, March 22, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that dairy producers who elected to participate in the Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy Cattle Program (LGM-Dairy) now have the opportunity to participate in the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) for 2018 coverage. Sign-up will take place March 25 through May 10, 2019. 

  5. USDA Outlines Eligibility for 2019 Supplemental Coverage Option Regarding Elections for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage

    Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:54 AM

    WASHINGTON, March 13, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced this week that producers who purchased or plan to purchase the 2019 Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) policy should report Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) election intentions to their crop insurance agent by March 15, 2019, or the acreage reporting date, whichever is later.