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USDA to Reopen FSA Offices for Limited Services During Government Shutdown

Dan Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recalled about 2,500 FSA employees to open offices on Thursday, January 17 and Friday, January 18, in addition to Tuesday, January 22, during normal business hours. The …

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2019 Starting with More Uncertainty for Farmers

Dan Industry News Release

Farm bill passage in late 2018 was thought to provide certainty to U.S. agriculture moving forward. However, 2019 started with perhaps more uncertainty than ever before. The government shutdown has U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency offices across the nation closed, just as farmers are seeking advice for the upcoming planting season. Meanwhile, the farm bill, which provides …

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New Congress Convenes as Shutdown Delays Farm Payments

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

New leaders convene in Congress with the need to find an end to the government shutdown. The Department of Agriculture and other federal agencies are reaching a “breaking point,” according to Politico, as many agencies are running out of carryover funding. USDA has closed Farm Service Agency offices across the nation due to the shutdown. Producers who have certified 2018 …

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USDA Designates 76 Georgia Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release

Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border States Also Available Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 76 Georgia counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to Hurricane Michael that occurred Oct. 9 through Oct. 11, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. The counties in the primary damaged area …

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USDA Designates Five Alabama Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Dan Alabama, Economy, Industry News Release

Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border States Also Available Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated five Alabama counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Barbour, Geneva, Henry, Houston and Pike counties who suffered losses due to wind, rain, and flooding due to Hurricane Michael, that occurred from Oct. 10 through Oct. 11, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department …

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Additional USDA Disaster Assistance Workshops Set for Hurricane Michael Recovery

Dan Economy, Florida

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is hosting disaster assistance and hurricane recovery workshops in Liberty, Gulf, Wakulla and Bay counties. These events are free and open to the public. Representatives from USDA will present information on the various disaster assistance programs and resources available for farmers, ranchers, and rural communities. Workshop topics include emergency assistance …

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How to Find Out More about WHIP

Dan Economy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to remind producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 that sign up for assistance through the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP) ends November 16. Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator, Richard Fordyce, lists the four areas of the country that are estimated to have had the greatest impact from wildfires …