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  1. USDA Extends Deadlines for Dairy Margin Coverage, Market Facilitation Programs

    Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:16 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 11, 2019 – Due to the prolonged and extensive impacts of weather events this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today extended the deadline to December 20 for producers to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for the 2020 calendar year. The deadline had been December 13.  USDA announced is also continuing to accept applications for the Market Facilitation Program through December 20.

  2. USDA Opened Signup for Conservation Reserve Program on December 9

    Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:12 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 12, 2019 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture opened signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) on December 9, 2019. The deadline for agricultural producers to sign up for general CRP is February 28, 2020, while signup for continuous CRP is ongoing.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.