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  1. USDA to Immediately Assist Producers for Qualifying Livestock, Honeybee and Farm-raised Fish Program Losses

    Mon Apr 9, 2018 04:55 PM

    WASHINGTON, April 9, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will issue $34 million to help agricultural producers recover from 2017 natural disasters through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP), which covers losses not covered by certain other USDA disaster assistance programs. These payments are being made available today, and they are part of a broader USDA effort to help producers recover from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, wildfires and drought. A large portion of this assistance will be made available in federally designated disaster areas.

  2. USDA Reopens Enrollment for Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool

    Tue Apr 3, 2018 11:58 AM

    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.

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

    Fri Jan 19, 2018 02:49 PM

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 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. Farm Service Agency – A Vital Source of Assistance to America’s Farmers and Ranchers

    Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:52 AM

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2017 – Through the work of dedicated staff in over 2,100 county and state offices, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides vital farm safety-net assistance to agricultural producers across America.

  5. Trump Administration Appoints Lois Van Mark to Serve as State Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Wyoming

    Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:35 AM

    CASPER, Wyo. – Nov. 13, 2017- The Trump Administration recently appointed Lois Van Mark as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Wyoming Farm Service Agency (FSA). Van Mark will begin as the Wyoming FSA SED on Monday, Nov. 13.