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  1. Dairy Producers Previously Enrolled in the Livestock Gross Margin Program Now Eligible for 2018 Margin Protection Program

    Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:24 AM

    WASHINGTON, March 22, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that dairy producers who elected to participate in the Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy Cattle Program (LGM-Dairy) now have the opportunity to participate in the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) for 2018 coverage. Sign-up will take place March 25 through May 10, 2019. 

  2. USDA Outlines Eligibility for 2019 Supplemental Coverage Option Regarding Elections for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage

    Fri Mar 15, 2019 02:42 PM

    WASHINGTON, March 13, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced this week that producers who purchased or plan to purchase the 2019 Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) policy should report Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) election intentions to their crop insurance agent by March 15, 2019, or the acreage reporting date, whichever is later.

  3. USDA Announces January Income over Feed Cost Margin Triggers First 2019 Dairy Safety Net Payment

    Fri Mar 8, 2019 06:09 AM

    WASHINGTON, March 6, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the January 2019 income over feed cost margin was $7.99 per hundredweight, triggering the first payment for eligible dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new but yet-to-be established Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program

  4. USDA Designates Three Delaware Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:03 AM

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated three Delaware counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Kent, New Castle and Sussex counties who suffered losses caused by the combined effects of excessive rainfall, flooding and Hurricanes Florence and Michael that occurred June 14 through Nov. 29, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

     

  5. USDA Designates Five New Jersey Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated five New Jersey counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses caused by Hurricane Florence and other recent disaster events may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.