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Dairy Producers Previously Enrolled in the Livestock Gross Margin Program Now Eligible for 2018 Margin Protection Program

Dan Dairy, Economy, Industry News Release

Retroactive Enrollment Begins March 25 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that dairy producers who elected to participate in the Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy Cattle Program (LGM-Dairy) now have the opportunity to participate in the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) for 2018 coverage. Sign-up will take place March 25 through May 10, 2019.  Producers enrolled in 2018 LGM-Dairy, administered by USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA), previously were determined by the 2014 Farm …

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First 2019 Dairy Safety Net Payment Triggered

Dan Dairy, Economy, Industry News Release

Enrollment Expected to Begin this Summer The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the January 2019 income over feed cost margin was $7.99 per hundredweight, triggering the first payment for eligible dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new but yet-to-be established Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program. DMC, which replaces …

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Farm Bill Implementation Listening Session Open to Producers

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

Register by February 22! The U.S. Department of Agriculture is hosting a listening session for initial input on the 2018 Farm Bill. USDA is seeking public input on the changes to existing programs implemented by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Risk Management Agency. Each agency will take into account stakeholder input when making discretionary decisions on …

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 …

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USDA To Host 2018 Farm Bill Implementation Listening Sessions

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey announced that USDA is hosting a listening session for initial input on the 2018 Farm Bill. USDA is seeking public input on the changes to existing programs implemented by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Risk Management Agency. Each agency will take …

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.

USDA to Reopen FSA Offices for Additional Services During Government Shutdown

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that all Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices nationwide will soon reopen to provide additional administrative services to farmers and ranchers during the lapse in federal funding. Certain FSA offices have been providing limited services for existing loans and tax documents since Jan. 17, and will continue to do so through Jan. 23.  Beginning Jan. 24, …

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Some FSA Offices Opens Tuesday

Dan Economy

Last week USDA announced they were going to temporarily reopen some Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices across the country to perform certain limited services for farmers. Tyron Spearman reports if you were not able to stop by last Thursday and Friday, they will be open this Tuesday, January 22.

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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 …