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  1. USDA Opens Signup for Market Facilitation Program

    Sat Aug 3, 2019 11:42 AM

    WASHINGTON, July 29, 2019 – Signup opens today for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program to assist farmers who continue to suffer from damages because of unjustified trade retaliation from foreign nations. Through MFP, USDA will provide up to $14.5 billion in direct payments to impacted producers, part of a broader trade relief package announced in late July. The sign-up period runs through Dec. 6.

  2. USDA Accepting Applications to Help Cover Producers' Costs for Organic Certification

    Tue Jul 16, 2019 03:12 PM

    Washington, D.C., May 7, 2019 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that organic producers and handlers can apply for federal funds to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic certification through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP). Applications for fiscal 2019 funding are due Oct. 31, 2019.

  3. USDA Announces March Income over Feed Cost Margin Triggers Third 2019 Dairy Safety Net Payment

    Tue Jul 16, 2019 02:28 PM

    Washington, D.C., May 8, 2019 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the March 2019 income over feed cost margin was $8.85 per hundredweight (cwt.), triggering the third payment for dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program.

  4. Farm Service Agency Reminds Vermont Producers of 2019 Acreage Reporting Dates

    Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:00 PM

    COLCHESTER, Vt., July 12, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that they must file accurate and timely crop acreage reports for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage, to prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits.

  5. Farm Service Agency in Vermont Extends Prevented Plant Crop Reporting Deadline to July 15

    Fri Jun 28, 2019 03:00 PM

    Colchester, VT, June 28, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is extending the prevented plant crop reporting deadline for Vermont producers affected by spring flooding and excessive moisture.