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  1. USDA Implements up to $2.36 Billion to Help Agricultural Producers Recover after 2017 Hurricanes and Wildfires

    Fri Apr 6, 2018 10:44 AM

    WASHINGTON, April 6, 2018 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will make disaster payments of up to $2.36 billion, as provided by Congress, to help America’s farmers and ranchers recover from hurricanes and wildfires. The funds are available as part of the new 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP). Sign-up for the new program, authorized by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, will begin no later than July 16.

  2. USDA Authorizes Emergency Haying and Grazing for 14 Oklahoma Counties

    Thu Apr 5, 2018 03:13 PM

    STILLWATER, Okla. – April 5, 2018 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Oklahoma Executive Director Scott Biggs today announced 14 Oklahoma counties are now authorized for emergency haying and grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres.

  3. USDA Designates Four Counties in Oklahoma as Primary Natural Disaster Areas with Assistance to Producers in Kansas

    Tue Apr 3, 2018 01:41 PM

    WASHINGTON, April 3, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Kay, Logan, Noble and Osage counties in Oklahoma as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought.

  4. USDA Designates 10 Counties in Kansas as Primary Natural Disaster Areas with Assistance to Producers in Oklahoma

    Tue Apr 3, 2018 01:41 PM

    WASHINGTON, April 3, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Butler, Chase, Cowley, Ellsworth, Harvey, McPherson, Marion, Morris, Rush and Saline counties in Kansas as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought.

  5. USDA Reopens Enrollment for Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool

    Tue Apr 3, 2018 01:21 PM

    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.