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  1. USDA Extends Deadlines for Dairy Margin Coverage, Market Facilitation Programs

    Mon Dec 16, 2019 09:29 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 11, 2019 – Due to the prolonged and extensive impacts of weather events this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today extended the deadline to December 20 for producers to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for the 2020 calendar year. The deadline had been December 13.  USDA announced is also continuing to accept applications for the Market Facilitation Program through December 20.

  2. USDA to Open Signup for Conservation Reserve Program on December 9

    Thu Dec 5, 2019 01:32 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 5, 2019 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is opening signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) on December 9, 2019. The deadline for agricultural producers to sign up for general CRP is February 28, 2020, while signup for continuous CRP is ongoing.

  3. Producers in South Dakota Reminded to Signup for Market Facilitation Program

    Wed Dec 4, 2019 08:45 AM
  4. USDA Issues Second Tranche of Market Facilitation Program

    Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:26 AM
  5. USDA Designates 47 North Dakota Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Thu Nov 14, 2019 02:58 PM

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 47 North Dakota counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to recent weather events may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.