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  1. USDA Extends Application Deadline for Dairy Margin Protection Program to June 22

    Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:02 PM

    WASHINGTON, June 12, 2018 – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the re-enrollment deadline for the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy will be extended until June 22, 2018. The new and improved program protects participating dairy producers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below levels of protection selected by the applicant. USDA has already issued more than $89 million for margins triggered in February, March, and April, and USDA offices are continuing to process remaining payments daily.

  2. USDA Reopens Application Period for Oklahoma Producers Recovering from Cattle Loss, Other Disasters

    Thu Jun 14, 2018 09:18 AM

    STILLWATER, Okla., June 14, 2018 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications for disaster assistance from agricultural producers who suffered livestock, honeybee, farm-raised fish and other losses due to natural disasters. This assistance can help producers recover from any lost grazing days because of wildfire.

  3. Low-Interest Loans Available for Agricultural Producers in Oklahoma Impacted by Natural Disasters

    Fri Jun 8, 2018 12:26 PM

    STILLWATER, Oklahoma, June 8, 2018 – Agricultural producers in Oklahoma who lost property in recent natural disasters are eligible for physical loss loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these loans for losses caused by wildfires that occurred on April 10, 2018 and April 12, 2018.

  4. USDA Partners with Texas A&M to Help Veterans Seeking Agriculture Loans and Careers

    Fri Jun 1, 2018 11:44 AM

    (Dallas, TX, May 31, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Texas A&M’s AgriLife Extension Service to help military veterans obtain loans and pursue careers as farmers and ranchers. Secretary Perdue joined local dignitaries, members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and community leaders at the Dallas Farmers Market to unveil the new pilot program.

  5. USDA Reopens Application Period for Producers Recovering from Cattle Loss, Other Disasters

    Fri Jun 1, 2018 11:36 AM

    WASHINGTON, May 31, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin accepting disaster assistance program applications on June 4 from agricultural producers who suffered livestock, honeybees, farm-raised fish and other losses due to natural disasters.