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  1. USDA Service Centers Taking Precautionary Measures to Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

    Mon Mar 23, 2020 07:11 AM
  2. USDA Stands Up New Team to Better Serve Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

    Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:41 AM

    WASHINGTON, March 16, 2020 ─The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is standing up a new team of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) staff that will lead a department-wide effort focused on serving beginning farmers and ranchers. 

  3. Monday, March 16 Is the Last Day to Schedule an Appointment with Your FSA Office For Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Enrollment

    Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:47 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 12, 2020 – Agricultural producers who have not yet completed their 2019 crop year elections for and enrollment in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs must schedule an appointment to do so with their local USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) by Monday, March 16.

  4. USDA to Open Signup March 16 for Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands

    Thu Mar 5, 2020 02:27 PM

    HURON, SD, March 5, 2020 – Farmers and ranchers may apply to enroll grasslands in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands signup beginning March 16. The signup runs through May 15. 

  5. USDA Designates 16 North Dakota Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Wed Mar 4, 2020 02:35 PM

    WASHINGTON, March 4, 2020 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 16 North Dakota counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses caused by five separate disaster events may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.