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  1. USDA Designates Four South Dakota Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Tue Nov 10, 2020 01:00 PM

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2020 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated four South Dakota counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Clay, Lincoln, Minnehaha and Turner counties who suffered losses caused by recent drought, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  2. 2020 Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections Underway

    Tue Nov 10, 2020 01:00 PM

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2020 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has mailed ballots for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country. To be counted, ballots must be returned to the local FSA county office or postmarked by December 7.

  3. USDA Designates Bennett County, South Dakota, as a Primary Natural Disaster Area

    Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:00 PM

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2020 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Bennett County, South Dakota, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses caused by recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  4. USDA to Provide Additional Direct Assistance to Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by the Coronavirus

    Fri Sep 18, 2020 08:57 AM

    Expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Begins Sept. 21

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2020 – President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) will begin September 21 and run through December 11, 2020.

  5. USDA Designates Sioux County, Nebraska, as a Primary Natural Disaster

    Mon Sep 14, 2020 04:54 PM

    Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border States Also Available

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2020 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Sioux County, Nebraska, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses caused by recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.