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  1. USDA Issues Second Tranche of Market Facilitation Program

    Tue Nov 19, 2019 08:12 AM

    (Washington, D.C., November 15, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. The payments will begin the week before Thanksgiving. Producers of MFP-eligible commodities will now be eligible to receive 25% of the total payment expected, in addition to the 50% they have already received from the 2019 MFP.

  2. USDA Designates Six Kentucky Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Tue Nov 19, 2019 08:05 AM

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

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated six Kentucky counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Bell, Floyd, Harlan, Knox, Pike, and Whitley counties who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  3. USDA Designates 14 Ohio Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Fri Nov 1, 2019 09:25 AM

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

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 14 Ohio counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Adams, Belmont, Champaign, Clark, Guernsey, Highland, Madison, Miami, Monroe, Noble, Portage, Stark, Summit, and Trumbull counties who suffered losses due to excessive rain and flooding that occurred from Jan. 1 through Sept. 4, 2019, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  4. Voting Begins for 2019 Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections

    Thu Oct 31, 2019 09:08 AM

    Eligible Voters to Receive Ballots Week of Nov. 4

    WASHINGTON, October 28, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots on November 4 to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections.

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

    Wed Oct 23, 2019 09:17 AM

    (Morgantown, W.Va.) -- Oct. 22, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in West Virginia is processing $537,700 in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments for the 2018 crop year. Additionally, West Virginia FSA will distribute $467,116 in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments to landowners to support voluntary conservation efforts on private lands.