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  1. USDA Extends Application Deadline for Dairy Margin Protection Program to June 22

    Thu Jun 14, 2018 07:49 AM

    WASHINGTON, June 14, 2018 – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the re-enrollment deadline for the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy will be extended until June 22, 2018. The new and improved program protects participating dairy producers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below levels of protection selected by the applicant. USDA has already issued more than $89 million for margins triggered in February, March, and April, and USDA offices are continuing to process remaining payments daily.

  2. Low-Interest Loans Available for Agricultural Producers in Wisconsin Impacted by Natural Disasters

    Fri Jun 8, 2018 12:26 PM

    MADISON, Wisconsin, June 8, 2018 – Agricultural producers in Wisconsin who lost property in recent natural disasters are eligible for physical loss loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these loans for losses caused by high winds that occurred April 13, 2018 through April 15, 2018.

  3. FSA County Committee Nominations Launch June 15

    Fri Jun 8, 2018 08:42 AM

    WASHINGTON, June 8, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages America’s farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their local county committee. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept nominations for county committee members beginning Friday, June 15, 2018.

  4. USDA Resumes Continuous Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment

    Fri Jun 1, 2018 03:52 PM

    WASHINGTON, June 1, 2018 – As part of a 33-year effort to protect sensitive lands and improve water quality and wildlife habitat on private lands, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will resume accepting applications for the voluntary Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Eligible farmers, ranchers, and private landowners can sign up at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office between June 4 and Aug. 17, 2018.

  5. USDA Reopens Application Period for Producers Recovering from Cattle Loss, Other Disasters

    Fri Jun 1, 2018 12:34 PM

    WASHINGTON, June 1, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin accepting disaster assistance program applications on June 4 from agricultural producers who suffered livestock, honeybees, farm-raised fish and other losses due to natural disasters.