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  1. USDA Opens Signup for Market Facilitation Program

    Mon Jul 29, 2019 03:21 PM

    WASHINGTON, July 29, 2019 – Signup opens today for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program to assist farmers who continue to suffer from damages because of unjustified trade retaliation from foreign nations. Through MFP, USDA will provide up to $14.5 billion in direct payments to impacted producers, part of a broader trade relief package announced in late July. The sign-up period runs through Dec. 6.

  2. New Farmers.gov Feature Helps Producers Find Farm Loans that Fit Their Operation

    Wed Jul 17, 2019 02:09 PM

    WASHINGTON, July 17, 2019 – A new online tool can help farmers and ranchers find information on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm loans that may best fit their operations. USDA has launched the new Farm Loan Discovery Tool as the newest feature on farmers.gov, the Department’s self-service website for farmers.

  3. USDA Now Making Payments for New Dairy Margin Coverage Program

    Thu Jul 11, 2019 01:50 PM

    WASHINGTON, July 11, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened enrollment for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program on June 17 and has started issuing payments to producers who purchased coverage. Producers can enroll through Sept. 20, 2019.

  4. Farm Service Agency in New York State Extends Prevented Plant Crop Reporting Deadline to July 15

    Mon Jul 1, 2019 01:37 PM

    Syracuse, NY, July 1, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is extending the prevented plant crop reporting deadline for New York producers affected by spring flooding and excessive moisture.

  5. USDA Offers Producers Options to Re-enroll or Extend Expiring CRP Contracts

    Fri Jun 21, 2019 01:40 PM

    WASHINGTON, June 21, 2019 – Farmers and ranchers with expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts may now re-enroll in certain CRP continuous signup practices or, if eligible, select a one-year contract extension. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) also is accepting offers from those who want to enroll for the first time in one of the country’s largest conservation programs. FSA’s 52nd signup for CRP runs from June 3 to August 23.