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  1. USDA Reopens Enrollment for Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool

    Tue Apr 3, 2018 11:41 AM

    WASHINGTON, April 3, 2018— U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is encouraging dairy producers to consider enrolling in the new and improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy), which will provide better protections for dairy producers from shifting milk and feed prices. With changes authorized under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) has set the enrollment period to run from April 9, 2018 to June 1, 2018.

  2. Secretary Perdue Statement on Confirmation of Bill Northey for Key USDA Post

    Tue Feb 27, 2018 03:44 PM

    (Washington, D.C., February 27, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded the Senate’s long-awaited confirmation of Bill Northey to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Northey will serve as Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service (FFAS)*.

  3. USDA Designates Two Counties in New York as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Tue Feb 20, 2018 04:02 PM

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Genesee and Niagara counties in New York as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by flooding that occurred on Nov. 6, 2017, through Nov. 9, 2017.

  4. Low Interest Emergency Physical Loss Loans Available for Three New York Counties with Assistance to Producers in Surrounding Counties

    Wed Feb 14, 2018 03:09 PM

    SYRACUSE, N.Y., Feb. 14, 2018 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Administrator Steve Peterson today announced that physical loss loans are available for Chautauqua, Jefferson and Lewis counties in New York. Farm operators who have suffered major physical losses caused by excessive snow and cold that occurred Dec. 20 to Dec. 22, 2017, may be eligible for emergency loans.

  5. USDA Announces a Near-Record Year for Farm Loans

    Wed Jan 24, 2018 01:06 PM

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced another year of high activity in its farm loan programs. Hard-working farm families across the country accessed nearly $6 billion in new credit, either directly or guaranteed through commercial lenders in 2017. At year end, FSA was assisting more than 120,000 family farmers with loans totaling just over $25 billion.