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  1. Farm Service Agency Expands Payment Options

    Tue Aug 20, 2019 02:05 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 20, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is expanding its payment options to now accept debit cards and Automated Clearing House (ACH) debit. These paperless payment options enable FSA customers to pay farm loan payments, measurement service fees, farm program debt repayments and administrative service fees, as well as to purchase aerial maps.

  2. USDA Announces Payments Set to Begin for 2018 Reimbursement Transportation Cost Payment Program

    Sun Jul 14, 2019 09:19 AM

    GAINESVILLE, Florida, July 15, 2019 –USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in US Virgin Islands today announced that fiscal year 2018 payments for the Reimbursement Transportation Cost Payment Program (RTCP) began on July 12, 2019. State Executive Director Sherry McCorkle said RTCP will help eligible farmers and ranchers offset a portion of the cost of transporting agricultural products over long distances.

  3. Farm Service Agency County Committee Nominations Open June 14

    Tue Jun 4, 2019 07:23 AM

    WASHINGTON, June 3, 2019 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will begin accepting nominations for county committee members on Friday, June 14, 2019. Agricultural producers who participate or cooperate in an FSA program may be nominated for candidacy for the county committee. Individuals may nominate themselves or others as a candidate.

  4. Higher Limits Now Available on USDA Farm Loans

    Fri Apr 12, 2019 01:52 PM

    WASHINGTON, April 12, 2019 – Higher limits are now available for borrowers interested in USDA’s farm loans, which help agricultural producers purchase farms or cover operating expenses. The 2018 Farm Bill increased the amount that producers can borrow through direct and guaranteed loans available through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) and made changes to other loans, such as microloans and emergency loans.

  5. USDA Announces Buy-Up Coverage Availability and New Service Fees for Noninsured Crop Coverage Policies

    Mon Apr 8, 2019 02:04 PM

    WASHINGTON, April 8, 2019 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced that higher levels of coverage will be offered through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), a popular safety net program, beginning April 8, 2019. The 2018 Farm Bill also increased service fees and made other changes to the program, including service fee waivers for qualified military veterans interested in obtaining NAP coverage.