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  1. Deadline Approaches for Continuous Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment

    Wed Aug 8, 2018 10:30 AM

    WASHINGTON, August 7, 2018 — Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Richard Fordyce reminded producers today that the deadline to sign up for enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.

  2. USDA Opens Election Period for Seed Cotton Program

    Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:45 AM

    WASHINGTON, July 30, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that seed cotton producers, who want to participate in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2018 crop year, may now submit applications. The signup period begins today and ends on Dec. 7, 2018.

  3. Applications Being Accepted From South Carolina Producers Recovering from the Effects of 2017 Hurricane Irma

    Tue Jul 17, 2018 04:00 PM

    Columbia, SC, July 17, 2018 – U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) South Carolina Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Boone Peeler today announced that agricultural producers affected by Hurricane Irma in 2017 now may apply for assistance to help them recover and rebuild their farming operations. Signup begins July 16, 2018, and continues through November 16, 2018.

  4. Nearly $2 Billion Now Available for Eligible Producers Affected by 2017 Hurricanes and Wildfires

    Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:05 AM

    WASHINGTON, July 16, 2018– Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 now may apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Signup begins July 16, 2018, and continues through Nov. 16, 2018.

  5. Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Educational Tool Available for Farms with Generic Base Acres that Planted Seed Cotton

    Mon Jul 9, 2018 02:45 PM

    July 5, 2018 —The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is notifying farmers with generic base acres that planted seed cotton that a new tool is available to assist them in understanding how the new seed cotton program may affect their FSA payments. It helps a producer make decisions on how to allocate generic base acres to other covered crops based on a producer’s planting history.