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  1. Reminder to Farmers of September 30 Deadline to Update Safety-Net Program Crop Yields

    Fri Sep 25, 2020 04:21 PM

     

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2020 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farm owners of the September 30 deadline to update Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program yields for covered commodities on the farm. This is a one-time opportunity for producers to update yields, which are used to calculate 2020 through 2023 payments.

  2. USDA to Provide Additional Direct Assistance to Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by the Coronavirus

    Mon Sep 21, 2020 01:25 PM

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2020 – President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) will begin September 21 and run through December 11, 2020.

  3. USDA Supports U.S. Seafood Industry Impacted by Retaliatory Tariffs

    Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:30 AM

    RICHMOND, VA, Sept. 9, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide approximately $530 million to support the U.S. seafood industry and fishermen impacted by retaliatory tariffs from foreign governments. The funding will be provided through the Seafood Trade Relief Program and funded through the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA).

  4. USDA Reminds Farmers of September 30 Deadline to Update Safety-Net Program Crop Yields

    Wed Sep 9, 2020 07:16 AM

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2020 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farm owners that they have a one-time opportunity to update Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program yields for covered commodities on the farm. The deadline is September 30, 2020, to update yields, which are used to calculate the PLC payments for 2020 through 2023. Additionally, producers who elected Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) should also consider updating their yields.

  5. USDA Designates Five Virginia Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Fri Sep 4, 2020 07:09 AM

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2020 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated five Virginia counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Caroline, Essex, Hanover, King and Queen and King William counties who suffered losses caused by freeze that occurred from March 1 through May 11, 2020, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.