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  1. USDA to Open Signup for Conservation Reserve Program on December 9

    Thu Dec 5, 2019 01:13 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 5, 2019 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is opening signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) on December 9, 2019. The deadline for agricultural producers to sign up for general CRP is February 28, 2020, while signup for continuous CRP is ongoing.

  2. Producers in New York Reminded to Signup for Market Facilitation Program

    Wed Dec 4, 2019 07:44 AM

    Syracuse, New York, Dec. 3, 2019 – USDA today reminded producers in New York that the nationwide deadline to sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) is Dec. 6, 2019. MFP payments are aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.

  3. USDA Issues Second Tranche of Market Facilitation Program

    Fri Nov 15, 2019 02:13 PM

    (Washington, D.C., November 15, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. The payments will begin the week before Thanksgiving. Producers of MFP-eligible commodities will now be eligible to receive 25% of the total payment expected, in addition to the 50% they have already received from the 2019 MFP.

  4. Voting Begins for 2019 Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections

    Mon Oct 28, 2019 02:48 PM

    WASHINGTON, October 28, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots on November 4 to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections.

  5. USDA Issues Safety-Net and Conservation Payments to New York Farmers

    Tue Oct 22, 2019 03:12 PM

    (SYRACUSE, NY) -- Oct. 22, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in New York is processing $1,103,187 in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments for the 2018 crop year. Additionally, New York FSA will distribute $2,146,822 in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments to landowners to support voluntary conservation efforts on private lands.