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  1. Low Interest Loans Available for South Dakota Ag Producers Impacted by Natural Disasters

    Fri Aug 10, 2018 09:30 AM

    HURON, SD, Aug. 8, 2018 – South Dakota agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these low-interest loans for losses caused by high winds and hail. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses including the loss of buildings and livestock.

  2. Deadline Approaches for Continuous Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment

    Wed Aug 8, 2018 02:39 PM

    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.

  3. Low Interest Loans Available for South Dakota Ag Producers Impacted by Natural Disasters

    Tue Jul 31, 2018 03:26 PM

    HURON, SD, July 31, 2018 – South Dakota agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these low-interest loans for losses caused by two separate disaster events. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses, including the loss of buildings and livestock.

  4. USDA Extends Application Deadline for Dairy Margin Protection Program to June 22

    Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:41 AM

    WASHINGTON, June 12, 2018 – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the re-enrollment deadline for the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy will be extended until June 22, 2018. The new and improved program protects participating dairy producers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below levels of protection selected by the applicant. USDA has already issued more than $89 million for margins triggered in February, March, and April, and USDA offices are continuing to process remaining payments daily.

  5. USDA Resumes Continuous Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment

    Mon Jun 4, 2018 09:05 AM

    WASHINGTON, June 1, 2018 – As part of a 33-year effort to protect sensitive lands and improve water quality and wildlife habitat on private lands, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will resume accepting applications for the voluntary Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Eligible farmers, ranchers, and private landowners can sign up at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office between June 4 and Aug. 17, 2018.