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

    Thu Jul 11, 2019 02:11 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.

  2. USDA Offers Low-Interest Loans for Agricultural Producers in Arkansas Impacted by Natural Disasters

    Thu Jul 11, 2019 01:44 PM

    STILLWATER, Oklahoma, July 11, 2019 — Arkansas agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers in 27 Arkansas counties, the primary damaged area, who incurred losses due excessive rain, flash flooding, flooding, hail, high winds, lightning and tornadoes that occurred since Oct. 1, 2018. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only, including the loss of buildings and livestock. Applications are due March 2, 2020.

  3. Farm Service Agency in Oklahoma Extends Prevented Plant Crop Reporting Deadline in Blaine, Bryan, Caddo, Craig, Delaware, Garvin, Haskell, Kay, Le Flore, Lincoln, Mayes, McCurtain, Murray, Muskogee, Noble, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Payne, Rogers, Tillman, Tulsa and Wagoner Counties to July 15

    Fri Jun 28, 2019 03:20 PM

    STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA, June 28, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is extending the prevented plant crop reporting deadline for Oklahoma producers affected by spring flooding and excessive moisture.

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

    Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:13 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.

  5. Secretary Perdue Announces New Dairy Margin Coverage Signup Begins June 17

    Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:39 AM

    WASHINGTON, June 13, 2019 — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announces that signup begins June 17 for the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program, the cornerstone program of the dairy safety net that helps dairy producers manage the volatility of milk and feed prices, operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA).