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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

    Mon Sep 14, 2020 03:12 PM

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

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2020 —Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Fall River County, South Dakota, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  4. USDA Offers Low-Interest Loans for Agricultural Producers in Minnesota Impacted by Natural Disasters

    Wed Sep 9, 2020 02:15 PM

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

    Huron, South Dakota, September 09, 2020 — Minnesota 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 to agricultural producers who incurred losses due to recent natural disasters. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only, including the loss of buildings and livestock. Applications are due by May 3, 2021.

  5. USDA Designates Niobrara County, Wyoming, as a Primary Natural Disaster Area

    Wed Sep 9, 2020 02:10 PM

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

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2020 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Niobrara County, Wyoming, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered damage and losses due to drought that has occurred since Jan, 1, 2020, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.