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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. USDA to Host 2018 Farm Bill Implementation Listening Session

    Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:40 AM

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey announced that USDA is hosting a listening session for initial input on the 2018 Farm Bill. USDA is seeking public input on the changes to existing programs implemented by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Risk Management Agency. Each agency will take into account stakeholder input when making discretionary decisions on program implementation.

  4. Trump Administration Appoints Sherry McCorkle to Serve as State Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Florida and the US Virgin Islands

    Mon Feb 4, 2019 02:47 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 4, 2019- The Trump Administration recently appointed Sherry McCorkle as the new State Executive Director for the USDA Florida/US Virgin Islands Farm Service Agency (FSA). McCorkle will join the Florida/US Virgin Islands FSA team on February 11, 2019.

  5. USDA Reminds Producers of Disaster Program Deadlines

    Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:48 PM