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  1. USDA Adds Shelled Almonds and Fresh Sweet Cherry to Market Facilitation Program

    Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:36 AM

    USDA Adds Shelled Almonds and Fresh Sweet Cherry to Market Facilitation Program
    Department Amends Timeline for Hogs Operations

     WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2018 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the addition of commodities to the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. Starting Monday, Sept. 24, producers of shelled almonds and fresh sweet cherries may apply for Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office. In addition, the timeline for hog producers has been extended.

  2. USDA Launches Trade Mitigation Programs

    Tue Sep 4, 2018 02:58 PM

    USDA Launches Trade Mitigation Programs

    (Washington, D.C., September 4, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today launched the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.  Producers of certain commodities can now sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), while USDA will also begin to purchase identified commodities under a food purchase and distribution program.  Additionally, USDA has begun accepting proposals for the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP), which will help American farmers find and access new markets for their products.  In total, USDA will authorize up to $12 billion in programs, consistent with World Trade Organization obligations. 

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

    Wed Aug 29, 2018 02:25 PM

    USDA Announces Details of Assistance for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation

    (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. USDA Designates Garfield County, CO as a Primary Natural Disaster Area

    Tue Jul 17, 2018 08:59 AM

    USDA Designates Garfield County, Colorado as a Primary Natural Disaster Area
    Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties also Available

    WASHINGTON, July 9, 2018 — Agricultural producers in Garfield County, Colorado, who suffered losses and damages caused by a recent drought, are eligible to apply for FSA’s emergency loans. The loans are made available under the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue.

  5. USDA Designates Three Counties in Utah as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Tue Jul 17, 2018 08:49 AM

    USDA Designates Three Counties in Utah as Primary Natural Disaster Areas
    Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties also Available

    WASHINGTON, July 9, 2018 — Agricultural producers in Duchesne, Tooele and Uintah counties in Utah, who suffered losses and damages caused by a recent drought, are eligible to apply for FSA’s emergency loans. The loans are made available under the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue.