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  1. USDA Opens Signup for Market Facilitation Program

    Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:11 AM

    WASHINGTON, July 29, 2019 – Signup opens today for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program to assist farmers who continue to suffer from damages because of unjustified trade retaliation from foreign nations. Through MFP, USDA will provide up to $14.5 billion in direct payments to impacted producers, part of a broader trade relief package announced in late July. The sign-up period runs through Dec. 6.

  2. New Farmers.gov Feature Helps Producers Find Farm Loans that Fit Their Operation

    Wed Jul 17, 2019 02:27 PM

    WASHINGTON, July 17, 2019 – A new online tool can help farmers and ranchers find information on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm loans that may best fit their operations. USDA has launched the new Farm Loan Discovery Tool as the newest feature on farmers.gov, the Department’s self-service website for farmers.

  3. USDA Offers Low-Interest Loans for Agricultural Producers in Virginia Impacted by Natural Disasters

    Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:55 AM

    RICHMOND, VA, June 25, 2019 — Virginia agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers in Clarke, Frederick, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Warren counties, the primary damaged area, who incurred losses due to excessive rainfall occurring since April 15, 2018. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only, including the loss of buildings and livestock. Applications are due Feb. 11, 2020.

  4. Secretary Perdue Announces New Dairy Margin Coverage Signup Begins June 17

    Thu Jun 13, 2019 04:17 PM

    WASHINGTON, June 13, 2019 — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announces that signup begins June 17 for the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program, the cornerstone program of the dairy safety net that helps dairy producers manage the volatility of milk and feed prices, operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA).

  5. Farm Service Agency County Committee Nominations Open June 14

    Wed Jun 5, 2019 01:48 PM

    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.