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  1. USDA to Provide Additional Direct Assistance to Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by the Coronavirus

    Fri Sep 18, 2020 09:11 AM

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2020 – President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) will begin September 21 and run through December 11, 2020. 

  2. USDA Supports U.S. Seafood Industry Impacted by Retaliatory Tariffs

    Thu Sep 10, 2020 03:36 PM

    SYRACUSE, NY, Sept. 9, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide approximately $530 million to support the U.S. seafood industry and fishermen impacted by retaliatory tariffs from foreign governments. The funding will be provided through the Seafood Trade Relief Program and funded through the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA).

  3. USDA Designates Five New Jersey Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Wed Sep 9, 2020 09:10 AM

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2020 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated five New Jersey counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Gloucester, Morris, Salem, Sussex and Warren counties, who suffered losses due freeze and frost that occurred from April 6 through May 15, 2020, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans

  4. USDA Reminds Farmers of September 30 Deadline to Update Safety-Net Program Crop Yields

    Tue Sep 8, 2020 02:35 PM

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2020 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farm owners that they have a one-time opportunity to update Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program yields for covered commodities on the farm. The deadline is September 30, 2020, to update yields, which are used to calculate the PLC payments for 2020 through 2023. Additionally, producers who elected Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) should also consider updating their yields. 

  5. Deadline Approaching for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

    Mon Aug 31, 2020 09:28 AM

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2020 –U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) is Sept. 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.