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  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. USDA Issues Safety-Net and Conservation Payments to Virginia Farmers

    Tue Oct 16, 2018 08:41 AM

    RICHMOND, VA -- Oct. 15, 2018 – USDA Virginia Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Nivin Elgohary, announced that Virginia producers will be paid that enrolled in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for 2017 market downturns. Additionally, Virginia FSA will distribute Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments to landowners for their commitment to conservation stewardship.


  5. USDA Adds Shelled Almonds and Fresh Sweet Cherry to Market Facilitation Program

    Mon Sep 24, 2018 09:42 AM

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2018 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the addition of commodities to the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. Starting Monday, Sept. 24, producers of shelled almonds and fresh sweet cherries may apply for Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office. In addition, the timeline for hog producers has been extended.