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  1. USDA Reopens Enrollment for Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool

    Tue Apr 3, 2018 03:54 PM

    WASHINGTON, April 3, 2018— U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is encouraging dairy producers to consider enrolling in the new and improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy), which will provide better protections for dairy producers from shifting milk and feed prices. With changes authorized under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) has set the enrollment period to run from April 9, 2018 to June 1, 2018.

  2. Secretary Perdue Statement on Confirmation of Bill Northey for Key USDA Post

    Tue Feb 27, 2018 02:18 PM

    (Washington, D.C., February 27, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded the Senate’s long-awaited confirmation of Bill Northey to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Northey will serve as Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service (FFAS)*.

  3. USDA Announces a Near-Record Year for Farm Loans

    Fri Jan 26, 2018 01:04 PM

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced another year of high activity in its farm loan programs. Hard-working farm families across the country accessed nearly $6 billion in new credit, either directly or guaranteed through commercial lenders in 2017. At year end, FSA was assisting more than 120,000 family farmers with loans totaling just over $25 billion.

  4. Perdue Names Appointees to the Wisconsin USDA Farm Service Agency State Committee

    Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:00 AM

    Madison, Wis., Jan. 16, 2018- U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced the individuals who will serve on the Wisconsin USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) state committee. The state committee is responsible for the oversight of farm programs and county committee operations, resolving appeals from the agriculture community, and helping to keep producers informed about FSA programs.

  5. USDA Designates Two Counties in Wisconsin as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Fri Dec 29, 2017 07:59 AM

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2017 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Rusk and Sawyer counties in Wisconsin as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by excessive rainfall and flooding that occurred from April 15 through Oct. 28, 2017.