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  1. USDA Reminds Producers of Feb. 14 Deadline for Market Faciliation Program

    Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:18 PM

     WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2019 – Agricultural producers have until Feb. 14, 2019, to sign up for USDA’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP), launched last year to help producers suffering from damages due to unjustified trade retaliation. Producers can apply without proof of yield but must certify 2018 production by May 1, 2019. Since its launch in September 2018, more than 864,000 producers have applied, supporting those hit hard with nearly $8 billion in estimated payments.

  2. USDA to Host 2018 Farm Bill Implementation Listening Session

    Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:43 AM

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey announced that USDA is hosting a listening session for initial input on the 2018 Farm Bill. USDA is seeking public input on the changes to existing programs implemented by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Risk Management Agency. Each agency will take into account stakeholder input when making discretionary decisions on program implementation.

  3. USDA Designates 15 North Carolina Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Thu Feb 7, 2019 03:11 PM

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 15 North Carolina counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses caused by Hurricane Michael or Hurricane Florence may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  4. USDA Designates 32 North Carolina Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:22 PM

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2018 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 32 North Carolina counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive flooding and wind caused by Hurricane Florence that occurred Sept. 14, 2018, and continuing, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  5. USDA Designates Four Virginia Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:32 PM

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2018 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated four Virginia counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Culpeper, Madison, Mecklenburg and Orange counties who suffered losses due to excessive rain, flash flooding and flooding that occurred from May 16 through June 30, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.