USDA Reminds Producers of Feb. 14 Deadline for Market Facilitation Program

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Agricultural producers have until Feb. 14, 2019, to sign up for USDA’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP), launched last year to help producers suffering from damages due to unjustified trade retaliation. Producers can apply without proof of yield but must certify 2018 production by May 1, 2019. Since its launch in September 2018, more than 864,000 producers have applied, supporting those hit hard …

Market Facilitation Program Sign-Up Deadline Extended

Dan Economy

Eligible producers now have more time to sign-up for the latest round of a USDA assistance program created due to trade disruptions. Rod Bain has more. Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey discusses what has transpired over the last two months regarding sign-up for the latest round of a USDA program assisting producers affected by trade disruptions.

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EWP Helping Landowners Post Storm

Dan USDA-NRCS

Conservation programs available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are helping to assist landowners recovering from Hurricane Michael (natural disasters). Under Secretary for Food Production and Conservation, Bill Northey, wants landowners to know if your area suffered damage from the storm, the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) can help. EWP Helping Landowners Post Storm

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NRCS Programs Helping with Disaster Recovery Efforts

Dan USDA-NRCS

Conservation programs available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are helping to assist landowners recovering from Hurricane Michael. Bill Northey, Under Secretary for Food Production and Conservation, says this assistance is available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. NRCS Programs Helping with Disaster Recovery Efforts

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More Than 20,000 Dairy Farms Have Signed up for MPP

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

The Department of Agriculture this week said more than 20,000 dairy farmers have enrolled in the Dairy Margin Protection Program, which enrollment for closes Friday. USDA undersecretary Bill Northey told Politico he expects more producers to enroll in the program, compared to last year. In 2017, roughly 20,300 dairy farmers enrolled in the program, accounting for 64 percent of U.S. …

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Responsibilities of New Under Secretary Northey

Dan General

Bill Northey, who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate last week as Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service, was officially sworn in last night in Iowa. But some wonder what this newly created position actually entails. Deputy Ag Secretary Steve Censky outlines some of the duties for new USDA Under Secretary. Responsibilities of New Under Secretary Northey

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Confirmation of Northey for USDA Applauded

Dan Industry News Release

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue 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)*. Perdue issued the following statement: “I applaud Bill Northey’s patience over these many months, which demonstrates what a strong leader he …

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Efforts to Move Northey Block Continues

Dan Industry News Release

Iowa Republicans took a strike at Senator Ted Cruz of Texas this week, saying his hold on the nomination of Iowa’s Bill Northey to the Department of Agriculture will harm his political standing. As Cruz continued his attack of the Renewable Fuel Standard Wednesday, speaking at Philadelphia Energy Solution’s so-called anti-ethanol rally, the Iowa Republican Party warned Cruz that continuing …