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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 …

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WHIP Signup Ends Next Week

Dan Alabama, Economy, Florida, Georgia

As agricultural producers across parts of Alabama, Florida and Georgia continue to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to remind producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires last year that signup for assistance through the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP) ends Nov. 16, 2018. Eligible crops, trees, bushes or vines, …

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PLC Payments Being Distributed

Dan Economy

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced earlier this month that USDA continues to invest in rural America with more than $4.8 billion in payments being made, starting this month, to agricultural producers through the Farm Service Agency’s Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs. Tyron Spearman has the details. PLC Payments Being Distributed

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FSA Programs Available to Producers Affected by Hurricane Michael

Dan Economy, Georgia

An agriculture disaster assistance meeting took place Monday afternoon in Tifton, Georgia for farmers affected by Hurricane Michael. Tyron Spearman attended that meeting, and has information about what USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) can provide regarding disaster programs for farmers in Alabama, Florida and Georgia affected by the storm. FSA Programs Available to Producers Affected by Hurricane Michael

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USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues to invest in rural America with more than $4.8 billion in payments being made, starting this month, to agricultural producers through the Farm Service Agency’s Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs. Approximately $3 billion in payments will be made under …

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Simplicity the Goal for Market Facilitation Program Sign-Up

Dan Economy, Field Crops

Sign-up for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Market Facilitation Program officially starts today, Sept. 4. The $12 billion package was put together to cover three phases. The first phase includes payments to producers, the second phase has USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service administering a Food Purchase and Distribution Program to purchase commodities targeted by “unjustified” retaliation, and the third phase …

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More Help for Pecan Growers Affected by 2017 Weather Events

Dan Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that additional assistance has been made available for pecan growers to replant and replace trees through the Tree Assistance Program (TAP) as they recover from the impacts of 2017 weather events, which was made available by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018. “Pecan orchards were hard hit in by storms in 2017. I saw first-hand …