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  1. USDA Service Centers Taking Precautionary Measures to Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

    Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:07 AM

    MADISON, Wis., March 23, 2020- U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Centers are encouraging visitors to take proactive protective measures to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

    USDA Service Centers in Wisconsin will continue to be open for business by phone appointment only and field work will continue with appropriate social distancing. While our program delivery staff will continue to come into the office, they will be working with our producers by phone, and using online tools whenever possible. All Service Center visitors wishing to conduct business with the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or any other Service Center agency are required to call their Service Center to schedule a phone appointment.  In the event a Service Center is closed, producers can receive assistance from the closest alternate Service Center by phone.

  2. Monday, March 16 Is the Last Day to Schedule an Appointment with Your FSA Office For Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Enrollment

    Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:47 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 12, 2020 – Agricultural producers who have not yet completed their 2019 crop year elections for and enrollment in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs must schedule an appointment to do so with their local USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) by Monday, March 16.

  3. USDA to Open Signup March 16 for Conservation Reserve Program Grassland

    Tue Mar 10, 2020 07:22 AM

    MADISON, Wis., March 10, 2020 – Farmers and ranchers may apply to enroll grasslands in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands signup beginning March 16. The signup runs through May 15. 

  4. USDA Announces Updates for Honeybee Producers

    Mon Mar 9, 2020 09:40 AM

    WASHINGTON, March 9, 2020 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced updates to the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP). These updates include changes required by the 2018 Farm Bill as well as discretionary changes intended to improve the administration of the program and clarify existing program requirements.

  5. Friday Is the Last Day to Schedule an Appointment with Your FSA Office to Compete in CRP General Signup

    Tue Feb 25, 2020 03:42 PM

    MADISON, Wis., February 25, 2020 – Agricultural producers and private landowners interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) 2020 general signup must make an offer of acres or schedule an appointment to do so with their local U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) service center by Friday, February 28.