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  1. USDA to Host 2018 Farm Bill Implementation Listening Session

    Thu Feb 14, 2019 01:53 PM

    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.

  2. USDA Reminds Producers of Feb. 14 Deadline for Market Facilitation Program

    Tue Feb 12, 2019 01:15 PM

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2019 – Agricultural producers have until Feb. 14, 2019, to sign up for USDA’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP), launched last year to help producers suffering from damages due to unjustified trade retaliation. Producers can apply without proof of yield but must certify 2018 production by May 1, 2019. Since its launch in September 2018, more than 864,000 producers have applied, supporting those hit hard with nearly $8 billion in estimated payments.

  3. USDA Reminds Producers of Disaster Program Deadlines

    Wed Nov 14, 2018 07:37 AM

    RICHMOND, VA, November 13, 2018 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Nivin A. Elgohary reminds Virginia producers who experienced losses from natural disasters during the 2017 and 2018 calendar years that they may be eligible for assistance through the Tree Assistance Program (TAP), Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) and Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP).

  4. USDA Designates Four Virginia Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:03 AM

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2018 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated four Virginia counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Culpeper, Madison, Mecklenburg and Orange counties who suffered losses due to excessive rain, flash flooding and flooding that occurred from May 16 through June 30, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  5. USDA Offers Secure, Convenient Online Business Options

    Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:04 PM

    RICHMOND, VA – October 16, 2018 - Farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers in Virginia have new online options to access U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs. Through USDA’s new streamlined process producers can now register, track and manage their applications for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) and 2017 Wildfires Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP) on the secure and convenient https://www.farmers.gov/sign-in.