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Wisconsin State News Releases

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Tyler Radke

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  1. USDA Designates Three Wisconsin Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    Fri Jul 9, 2021 04:30 PM

    This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including the replacement of essential items such as equipment or livestock, reorganization of a farming operation or the refinance of certain debts. FSA will review the loans based on the extent of losses, security available and repayment ability.

  2. Farm Service Agency Now Accepting Nominations for County Committee Members

    Wed Jun 23, 2021 02:00 PM

    MADISON, Wisconsin, June 23, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) began accepting nominations for county committee members on June 15. Elections will occur in certain Local Administrative Areas (LAA) for these members who make important decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally. All nomination forms for the 2021 election must be postmarked or received in the local FSA office by Aug. 2, 2021.

  3. USDA Reminds Wisconsin Producers to File Crop Acreage Reports

    Thu Jun 17, 2021 09:26 AM


    MADISON, Wisconsin, June 16, 2021 – Agricultural producers in Wisconsin who have not yet completed their crop acreage reports after planting should make an appointment with their U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) office before the applicable deadline.

    An acreage report documents a crop grown on a farm or ranch and its intended uses. Filing an accurate and timely acreage report for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage and prevented planted acreage, can prevent the loss of benefits.


  4. USDA Opens Signup for CLEAR30, Expands Pilot to Be Nationwide

    Wed Jun 16, 2021 02:03 PM
  5. USDA Announces Dates for Conservation Reserve Program General and Grasslands Signups

    Tue Jun 15, 2021 06:48 AM
  6. USDA to Begin Payments for Producers Impacted by 2018 and 2019 Natural Disasters

    Mon Jun 14, 2021 02:50 PM

    June 14, 2021 – More than $1 billion in payments will be released over the next several weeks starting June 15 for agricultural producers with approved applications for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program and for producers who have already received payments through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). These U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs provide disaster assistance to producers who suffered losses to 2018 and 2019 natural disasters.

  7. USDA Announces Grants for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production

    Wed Jun 2, 2021 08:19 AM

    MADISON, Wisconsin. June 2, 2021 –The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of up to $4 million for grants to support the development of urban agriculture and innovative production projects. USDA’s Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovation Production is accepting proposals for planning and innovation projects, and these grants are part of USDA’s broader efforts to support urban agriculture. 

    USDA will accept applications on Grants.gov until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 30, 2021.

  8. USDA Announces New Initiative to Quantify Climate Benefits of Conservation Reserve Program

    Wed May 26, 2021 08:37 AM

    MADISON, May 26, 2021— The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced an initiative to quantify the climate benefits of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts. This multi-year effort will enable USDA to better target CRP toward climate outcomes and improve existing models and conservation planning tools while supporting USDA’s goal of putting American agriculture and forestry at the center of climate-smart solutions to address climate change

  9. In Historic Move, USDA to Begin Loan Payments to Socially Disadvantaged Borrowers under American Rescue Plan Act Section 1005

    Tue May 25, 2021 11:02 AM
  10. USDA Announces Cooperative Agreements for Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction

    Wed May 19, 2021 03:01 PM