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  1. USDA Designates Six Ohio Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:14 PM

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

     WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2020 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated six Ohio counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  2. USDA Announces More Eligible Commodities for CFAP

    Tue Aug 11, 2020 01:11 PM

    Application Deadline Extended to Sept. 11, and Producers Who Have Approved Applications to Receive Final Payments

    (Washington, D.C., Aug. 11, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that additional commodities are covered by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) in response to public comments and data. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline to apply for the program to September 11th, and producers with approved applications will receive their final payment. After reviewing over 1,700 responses, even more farmers and ranchers will have the opportunity for assistance to help keep operations afloat during these tough times.

  3. USDA Announces Changes to Emergency Haying and Grazing Provisions

    Tue Aug 11, 2020 06:51 AM

    Morgantown, W.Va., Aug. 7, 2020 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced changes for emergency haying and grazing use of acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). This includes changes outlined in the 2018 Farm Bill that streamlines the authorization process for farmers and ranchers.

  4. USDA Accepting Applications to Help Cover Costs for Organic Certification

    Tue Aug 11, 2020 06:47 AM

     WASHINGTON, August 10, 2020 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that organic producers and handlers can apply for federal funds to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic certification through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP). Applications for eligible certification expenses paid between Oct. 1, 2019, and Sept. 30, 2020, are due Oct. 31, 2020.

  5. USDA Offers Annual Installment Deferral Option for Farm Storage Facility Loan Borrowers

    Tue Aug 11, 2020 06:44 AM

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2020 – To assist Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) borrowers experiencing financial hardship from the pandemic and other challenges in production agriculture, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is offering a one-time annual installment payment deferral option. No fees or prepayment penalties apply for borrowers who choose this FSFL loan flexibility option.