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  1. Apply Now for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2

    Thu Nov 12, 2020 04:00 PM

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2020 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) is Dec. 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.

  2. 2020 Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections Underway

    Thu Nov 12, 2020 02:00 PM

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2020 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has mailed ballots for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country. To be counted, ballots must be returned to the local FSA county office or postmarked by December 7.

  3. More than $7 Billion Paid in Second Round of USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

    Tue Nov 10, 2020 01:30 PM

    Washington, D.C., Oct. 26, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that in the first month of the application period, the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) approved more than $7 billion in payments to producers in the second round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. CFAP 2 provides agricultural producers with financial assistance to help absorb some of the increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

  4. USDA Issues $1.68 Billion in Payments to Producers Enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program

    Thu Oct 15, 2020 02:30 PM

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is issuing $1.68 billion in payments to agricultural producers and landowners for the 21.9 million acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), which provides annual rental payment for land devoted to conservation purposes.

  5. 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.