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  1. USDA Helps Cotton Producers Maintain, Expand Domestic Market

    Wed Mar 7, 2018 02:00 PM

    (MEMPHIS, TN, March 7, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced at the 66th Annual Mid-South Farm and Gin Show the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking action to assist cotton producers through a Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) program in order to expand and maintain the domestic marketing of cotton.

  2. Perdue Names Appointees to the Tennessee USDA Farm Service Agency State Committee

    Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:10 AM

    Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 17, 2018- U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced the individuals who will serve on the Tennessee USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) state committee. The state committee is responsible for the oversight of farm programs and county committee operations, resolving appeals from the agriculture community, and helping to keep producers informed about FSA programs.

  3. USDA Processing Pending Conservation Reserve Program Acceptance of Most 2018 Offers Temporarily Suspended

    Mon Oct 23, 2017 09:54 AM

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that it will process many pending eligible offers for land enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), and it will temporarily suspend accepting most new offers until later in the 2018 fiscal year.

  4. USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments

    Mon Oct 23, 2017 09:47 AM

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2017 –Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that over $9.6 billion in payments will be made, beginning this week, to producers through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs.  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is issuing approximately $8 billion in payments under the ARC and PLC programs for the 2016 crop year, and $1.6 billion under CRP for 2017.

  5. Deadline to Enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC)

    Fri Jul 21, 2017 05:38 PM

    Tennessee Producers Have until Aug. 1 to Enroll in ARC/PLC


    NASHVILLE, TN, July 13, 2017 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Tennessee Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director (SED) Tyeisha Samples reminds farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 1 to enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and/or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2017 crop year. These programs trigger financial protections for participating agricultural producers when market forces cause substantial drops in crop prices or revenues.