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  1. USDA Reopens Enrollment for Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool

    Wed Apr 4, 2018 01:00 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.

  2. Secretary Perdue Statement on Confirmation of Bill Northey for Key USDA Post

    Tue Feb 27, 2018 03:04 PM

    (Washington, D.C., February 27, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded the Senate’s long-awaited confirmation of Bill Northey to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Northey will serve as Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service (FFAS).

  3. USDA Announces a Near-Record Year for Farm Loans

    Tue Jan 23, 2018 09:41 AM

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced another year of high activity in its farm loan programs. Hard-working farm families across the country accessed nearly $6 billion in new credit, either directly or guaranteed through commercial lenders in 2017. At year end, FSA was assisting more than 120,000 family farmers with loans totaling just over $25 billion.

  4. Perdue Names Appointees to the Pennsylvania USDA Farm Service Agency State Committee

    Fri Jan 12, 2018 02:29 PM

    Harrisburg, Pa., Jan. 12, 2018 - U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced the individuals who will serve on the Pennsylvania USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) state committee. The state committee is responsible for the oversight of farm programs and county committee operations, resolving appeals from the agriculture community, and helping to keep producers informed about FSA programs.

  5. Trump Administration Appoints Gary Groves to Serve as State Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Pennsylvania

    Fri Nov 17, 2017 09:07 AM

    HARRISBURG, PA. -- Nov. 17, 2017- The Trump Administration recently appointed Gary H. Groves, Tunkhannock, PA, as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Pennsylvania Farm Service Agency (FSA). Groves joined the Pennsylvania FSA team on Monday, Nov. 13.