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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, …

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FSA – A Vital Source of Assistance to America’s Farmers and Ranchers

Dan Industry News Release

Through the work of dedicated staff in over 2,100 county and state offices, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides vital farm safety-net assistance to agricultural producers across America. “We’ve seen recent challenges in farm income and commodity prices,” said Dr. Robert Johansson, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for the Farm Production and Conservation mission area. “The …

dairy producers

Dairy Producers Have Until Friday to Enroll for 2018 Coverage

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) wants to remind dairy producers that this Friday is the deadline to enroll for 2018 coverage in the Margin Protection Program (MPP-Dairy). The voluntary program provides financial assistance to participating dairy producers when the margin, or the difference between the price of milk and feed costs, falls below the coverage level selected by the producer. MPP-Dairy …

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USDA Offering Loans Targeted at Underserved Groups, Beginning Farmers

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

The Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency is reminding the ag community of operating and farm ownership loans to underserved and beginning farmers. For decades now, the FSA has set aside funds, earmarked for these two specific groups. Houston Bruck of the Washington State FSA says not only do these loans help new farmers break in to the industry, but …