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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Dairy Farmrs Have Until June 1 to Apply for Improved Safety Net under Margin Protection Program

    Tue May 29, 2018 12:54 PM

    WASHINGTON, May 25, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds dairy farmers of the June 1 deadline to enroll in the improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy).  Many producers will see payments in early June, depending on the coverage they elect.

  4. USDA Designates 21 Counties in North Dakota as Primary Natural Disaster Areas with Assistance to Producers in Surrounding States

    Tue May 29, 2018 08:44 AM

    WASHINGTON, May 29, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 21 counties in North Dakota as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by drought that began June 20, 2017, and continues now. Agricultural producers in designated counties are eligible for emergency loans and other disaster assistance from USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). Those counties are:

  5. FSA Releases Signup Information for Tree Assistance Program

    Tue May 15, 2018 09:58 AM

    USDA’s Farm Service Agency recently released signup information for the Tree Assistance Program, a nationwide program that provides orchardists and nursery tree growers with cost share assistance to replant eligible trees, bushes, and vines following a natural disaster.