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  1. USDA to Open Signup for the Conservation Reserve Program and CRP Grasslands in Early 2021

    Fri Nov 13, 2020 02:00 PM

    Syracuse, NY, Nov. 12, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the 2021 signup periods for general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and CRP Grasslands offers. General signup for CRP will be open from January 4, 2021 to February 12, 2021; signup for CRP Grasslands runs from March 15, 2021 to April 23, 2021. Both programs are competitive and provide annual rental payments for land devoted to conservation purposes

  2. Farm Service Agency in New York to Host Meetings on Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2

    Fri Nov 13, 2020 01:00 PM

    SYRACUSE, NY, November 10, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in New York is hosting two meetings about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2). The first meeting will be Tuesday, November 17th at noon, and the second, which will focus on the specialty crops portion of CFAP 2, will be Wednesday, November 18th at noon.

  3. Apply Now for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2

    Fri Nov 13, 2020 08:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 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 2 (CFAP 2) is Dec. 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.

  4. 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. 

  5. 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).