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  1. USDA Reminds Producers of Feb. 28 Deadline for Conservation Reserve Program General Signup

    Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:58 PM

    Washington, D.C., January 28, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds agricultural producers interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) 2020 general signup to enroll by February 28, 2020.  This signup is available to farmers and private landowners who are either enrolling for the first time or re-enrolling for another 10- to 15-year term.

  2. FSA Encourages Producers to Enroll Soon in Agriculture Risk Loss and Price Loss Coverage Programs

    Wed Jan 15, 2020 02:29 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 15, 2020 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages agricultural producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk Loss (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. March 15, 2020 is the enrollment deadline for the 2019 crop year.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.