USDA Designates 11 Additional Alabama Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Dan Agri-Business, Alabama, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), Crop Insurance, Economy, Funding

(ADAI/MONTGOMERY, AL/Oct. 31, 2023) – Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Rick Pate announced that USDA Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack has designated eleven Alabama counties as primary natural disaster areas due to a recent drought. Additional counties were listed as contiguous disaster counties. “We recognize that the drought conditions have hit Alabama farmers hard and hope this disaster relief from USDA …

Feds Feed Families Program Milestone

Dan Agri-Business, Commodities, Economy, Funding, This Land of Ours

The Feds Feed Families Program reaches a food donation milestone. Gary Crawford has that coming up in today’s This Land of Ours report. “I wanted to come down from my office today, first of all, to thank everybody who’s participating in the campaign for a job well done,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The campaign is the Feds Feed Families …

Farmers Recovery Center

Farmers Recovery Center Venue Relocated from Cross City to Fanning Springs

Dan Agri-Business, Crop Insurance, Economy, Florida, Funding

(USDA-FEMA-FL/Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2023) — On Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3:00pm, a Farmers Recovery Center that was originally scheduled at the Dixie County Public Library at 16328 SE US-19 in Cross City will be relocated to the Suwannee River Fair Pavilion at 17851 NW 90th Ave, Fanning Springs. This is to accommodate a larger space due to …

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Milk Loss Assistance Signup Ends October 16

Dan Agri-Business, Cattle, Dairy, Funding, Marketing, Milk Loss Program (MLP), USDA-FSA

Sign-up for a new USDA dairy program to assist producers who suffered economic loss due to a weather event will end on October 16th. Rod Bain has more details. Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Deputy Administrator John Berge has more information concerning how this new USDA dairy program pays producers. For more information contact FSA at your local USDA Service …


Search for Speaker Another Delay for Farm Bill

Dan Agri-Business, Farm Bill, Funding, Legislative

Another delay for the farm bill, as the House must now spend time electing another Speaker after the ousting of Representative Kevin McCarthy of California. During an address on student loan forgiveness, President Biden broached the subject of the former speaker and urged lawmakers to move forward quickly. “The House will now reorganize and select a new speaker. I know …

Organic Dairy

USDA Payments to Help Organic Dairy Producers

Dan Agri-Business, Dairy, Economy, Funding, Marketing, Organic Dairy Marketing Assistance Program (ODMAP), USDA-FSA

The USDA has announced a second round of payments for dairy producers through the Organic Dairy Marketing Assistance Program (ODMAP). The agency is providing an additional $5 million to help dairy producers mitigate market volatility, higher input and transportation costs, and unstable feed supply and prices that have created unique hardships in the organic dairy industry. The Farm Service Agency …

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New Crop Insurance for Tropical Storms Benefits Producers Impacted by Idalia

Dan Agri-Business, Crop Insurance, Economy, Funding, USDA-RMA

(USDA-RMA/WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2023) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) recent expansion of its hurricane crop insurance policy to cover tropical storms this year has already provided farmers with $85.4 million to help them recover from Hurricane Idalia. USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) rolled out the new Tropical Storm Option for its Hurricane Insurance Protection-Wind Index (HIP-WI) Endorsement earlier this year …


Commissioner Wilton Simpson Announces Cost-Share Assistance for Agricultural Producers Impacted by Hurricane Idalia 

Dan Agri-Business, Aquaculture, Beef, Cattle, Citrus, Crop Insurance, Dairy, Economy, Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Funding, Pollinators

~ Maximum grant for eligible producers raised from $50,000 to $150,000 ~ (FDACS/TALLAHASSEE, FL/Sept. 21,2023) — Today, Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson announced a cost-share assistance program to support agricultural producers severely impacted by Hurricane Idalia. The cost-share assistance program will be administered though the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ (FDACS) Office of Agricultural Water Policy and will support …


Emergency Watershed Protection Assistance Available to Florida Communities Impacted by Hurricane Idalia

Dan Agri-Business, Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program, Florida, Funding, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida (NRCS in FL) is encouraging local and state governments to serve as sponsors and request Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) assistance to relieve imminent hazards to life and property caused by Hurricane Idalia. Through EWP, NRCS provides assistance to local and state governments, for the cost of addressing watershed impairments or hazards such as debris removal and …


Senator Tuberville Pushes for Farm Programs

Dan Agri-Business, Farm Bill, Funding, Legislative, Regulation

While lawmakers continue the back-and-forth on the budget, some are keeping their eye on the Farm Bill. Speaking on the Senate Floor, Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) made a plea for farmers. “The whole purpose of the Farm Bill is supposed to be to help farmers. What an idea. Yet seven out of eight dollars, again, seven out of eight dollars …