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  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. 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.

  4. USDA Offers Secure, Convenient Online Business Options

    Mon Oct 15, 2018 03:19 PM

    Morgantown, W.Va. – October 15, 2018 - Farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers in West 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 https://www.farmers.gov/sign-in.

  5. USDA Launches Trade Mitigation Programs

    Tue Sep 4, 2018 02:44 PM

    (Washington, D.C., September 4, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today launched the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.  Producers of certain commodities can now sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), while USDA will also begin to purchase identified commodities under a food purchase and distribution program.  Additionally, USDA has begun accepting proposals for the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP), which will help American farmers find and access new markets for their products.  In total, USDA will authorize up to $12 billion in programs, consistent with World Trade Organization obligations.