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Signup Underway for Dairy Margin Protection Program

Dan Dairy

It was recently announced that dairy producers would soon be able to enroll 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) opened the enrollment …

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USDA Assistance for Livestock, Honeybee and Farm-Raised Fish Losses

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

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 …

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Budget Act Expanded Some Existing USDA Disaster Programs

Dan Economy

The recent budget legislation authorized a special program to help farmers hit by major disasters last year. Steve Peterson, acting administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency, says the legislation not only created a new farm disaster program, but it also expanded help available from several existing USDA disaster programs. Budget Act Expanded Some Existing USDA …

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Putnam Comments on USDA’s Disaster Aid Implementation

Dan Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Industry News Release

Following U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s announcement today that the USDA will begin implementing disaster payments of up to $2.36 billion in response to 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam issued the following statement: “Florida agriculture took a direct hit from Hurricane Irma and has long-awaited this much-needed disaster relief. I thank Secretary …

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USDA Implements Hurricane Recovery Funding for Ag Producers

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program to Aid Recovery in Rural Communities U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will make disaster payments of up to $2.36 billion, as provided by Congress, to help America’s farmers and ranchers recover from hurricanes and wildfires. The funds are available as part of the new 2017 Wildfires …

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Improved Dairy Margin Protection Program

Dan Dairy

Dairy producers now have a chance to enroll in the improved Margin Protection Program, or MPP for Dairy. Gary Crawford has the details. Improved Dairy Margin Protection Program-1 Steve Peterson, Acting Administrator of USDA’s Farm Service Agency, has more information about the upcoming sign-up for the revamped Dairy Margin Protection Program. Improved Dairy Margin Protection Program-2

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Seven Counties in Florida Designated as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Dan Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Weather

Assistance to Producers in Surrounding States The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Madison and Washington counties in Florida as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by Hurricane Irma that occurred from Sept. 9, 2017, through Sept. 12, 2017. Farmers and ranchers in the contiguous counties of Bay, Gadsden, Gulf, Hamilton, Lafayette, …

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USDA Announces a Near-Record Year for Farm Loans

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Infusing Rural Communities with Stronger Businesses and Sounder Agricultural Economies The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) 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 …

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Perdue Names Appointees to the Georgia USDA Farm Service Agency State Committee

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release

U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced the individuals who will serve on the Georgia 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. Each state committee has five members, …

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Perdue Names Appointees to the Florida USDA Farm Service Agency State Committee

Dan Industry News Release

U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced the individuals who will serve on the Florida 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. Each state committee has five members, …