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  1. FSA County Committee Elections to Begin; Producers to Receive Ballots Week of Nov. 5

    Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:16 AM

    Huron, SD  Oct. 30,, 2018 – South Dakota Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Paul Shubeck today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots to eligible agricultural producers for the 2018 FSA county committee elections on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Producers must return ballots to their local FSA offices by Dec. 3, 2018, to ensure their vote is counted.

  2. USDA Designates Sully County, South Dakota, as a Primary Natural Disaster Area

    Fri Oct 5, 2018 01:56 PM

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2018 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Sully County, South Dakota, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to high winds and hail that occurred June 26 through June 30, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  3. USDA-Announces Details of Assistance for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation

    Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:06 AM

    (Washington, D.C., August 27, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation by foreign nations. President Donald J. Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a short-term relief strategy to protect agricultural producers while the Administration works on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals to open more markets in the long run to help American farmers compete globally. As announced last month, USDA will authorize up to $12 billion in programs, consistent with our World Trade Organization obligations.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.