dairy production

USDA Now Making Payments for New Dairy Margin Coverage Program

Dan Dairy, Economy, Industry News Release

Income-over-feed margin for May triggers fifth payment for 2019 WASHINGTON, (USDA/FSA) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened enrollment for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program on June 17 and has started issuing payments to producers who purchased coverage. Producers can enroll through Sept. 20, 2019.  “Times have been especially tough for dairy farmers, and while we …

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Planted Acreage Report Deadline Extended in Some States

Dan Field Crops

Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced they are extending the deadline to report spring-seeded crops for agricultural producers in twelve states impacted by flooding and heavy moisture. The new July 22 deadline applies to producers in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee and Wisconsin for reporting to USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) county …

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FSA Still Accepting Nominations for County Committee Members

Dan General

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is accepting nominations for county committee members. Producers who participate or cooperate in an FSA program may be nominated for candidacy for the county committee. Individuals may nominate themselves or others as a candidate. Committees make decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally. Producers interested should visit their local FSA …

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Dale County, Alabama, Designated as a Primary Natural Disaster Area

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release, Water

Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties Also Available WASHINGTON (USDA/FSA) — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Dale County, Alabama, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses caused significant rainfall, wind and flooding as a result of Hurricane Michael, that occurred Oct. 10-11, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) …

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USDA Adds Flexibility for Cover Crop Management in Crop Year 2020

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Soil

WASHINGTON DC (USDA/FSA) – The 2018 Farm Bill mandated changes to the treatment of cover crops for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs, which add more flexibility to when cover crops must be terminated while remaining eligible for crop insurance. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Risk Management Agency (RMA) developed new guidelines and policy provisions …

crp contracts

USDA Offers Producers Options to Re-enroll or Extend Expiring CRP Contracts

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

WASHINGTON (USDA/FSA) – Farmers and ranchers with expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts may now re-enroll in certain CRP continuous signup practices or, if eligible, select a one-year contract extension. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) also is accepting offers from those who want to enroll for the first time in one of the country’s largest conservation programs. FSA’s 52nd signup for …

county committee

FSA Accepting Nominations for County Committee Members

Dan Economy, General

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is now accepting nominations for county committee members. Producers who participate or cooperate in any FSA programs can be nominated for candidacy for their county committee. In a release, FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce said, “There’s an increasing need for diverse representation including underserved producers, which includes beginning, women and minority farmers and …

dairy margin

Secretary Perdue Announces New Dairy Margin Coverage Signup Begins June 17

Dan Dairy, Economy, Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announces that signup begins June 17 for the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program, the cornerstone program of the dairy safety net that helps dairy producers manage the volatility of milk and feed prices, operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). The 2018 Farm Bill allowed USDA to construct the new …

agricultural

MFP Plan Now at OMB for Review

Dan Economy, Exports/Imports, Trade

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced three weeks ago they were taking several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation and trade disruption. USDA will implement some $16 billion in programs, which includes the Market Facilitation Program (MFP). Those payments will be delivered through the Farm Service Agency (FSA). And according to a story …