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  1. USDA Designates 33 Pennsylvania Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Tue Mar 26, 2019 03:21 PM

    Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border States Also Available

    WASHINGTON, March 26, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 33 Pennsylvania counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses caused by excessive rain, flash flooding and flooding that occurred on or after July 21, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  2. USDA Announces January Income over Feed Cost Margin Triggers First 2019 Dairy Safety Net Payment

    Thu Mar 7, 2019 12:55 PM

    WASHINGTON, March 6, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the January 2019 income over feed cost margin was $7.99 per hundredweight, triggering the first payment for eligible dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new but yet-to-be established Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program.

  3. USDA Designates 16 Kentucky Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Tue Dec 11, 2018 09:28 AM

    Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border States Also Available

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2018 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 16 Kentucky counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in who suffered losses caused by two separate disaster events may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  4. USDA Reminds Producers of Disaster Program Deadlines

    Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:21 AM

    (Morgantown, W.Va.), November 14, 2018 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director ,Roger D. Dahmer, reminds West 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).

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

    Wed Oct 24, 2018 03:15 PM

    (Morgantown, W.Va.) -- Oct. 24, 2018 – USDA West Virginia Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Roger D. Dahmer, announced that approximately $422,972 will be paid to West Virginia farms that enrolled in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for 2017 market downturns. Additionally, West Virginia FSA will distribute $474,728 in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments to landowners for their commitment to conservation stewardship.