USDA Makes Change to 2023 Notice of Loss Requirements for Two Livestock Disaster Assistance Programs

Dan Aquaculture, Cattle, Livestock, Pollinators, USDA-FSA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has waived certain?notice of loss requirements for 2023 for the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-raised Fish?(ELAP) and Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). This move is an effort to streamline assistance to support access to critical 2023 natural disaster recovery assistance. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is waiving the requirement to submit ELAP or LIP notices of loss within …


USDA Expands Drought Recovery Assistance to Livestock Producers in Additional Georgia Counties

Dan Agri-Business, Cattle, Funding, Livestock, USDA-FSA

The USDA Farm Service Agency in Georgia (FSA-GA) is now accepting applications in four additional eligible counties for the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) to provide financial assistance to eligible livestock producers for 2023 grazing losses due to a qualifying drought. This expands upon a previous announcement of eligibility for twenty Georgia counties. The deadline to apply for LFP assistance is January …


USDA FSA Hurricane Idalia Loan Informational Session

Dan Crop Insurance, Economy, Florida, USDA-FSA

Would you like to meet with USDA Farm Service Agency staff regarding loan assistance for Hurricane Idalia Recovery? The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), in cooperation with UF/IFAS Extension will host an informational and Q&A session, please see details below. FSA offers a variety of financial assistance programs, this session will focus on FSA loan options. There will be bilingual …


USDA Extends Milk Loss Program Deadline

Dan Dairy, Marketing, Milk Loss Program (MLP), USDA-FSA

U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) did extend the application deadline for the Milk Loss Program (MLP) to this coming Monday, October 30th. This is to allow more time for eligible dairy farmers to apply for much-needed weather-related disaster recovery assistance. Administered by the Farm Service Agency, MLP compensates dairy producers who, because of qualifying weather events, dumped or removed milk …

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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 …

Dairy Margin Coverage

Dairy Margin Coverage Program Provides Critical Support for Dairy Operations

Dan Dairy, Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC), Marketing, Milk Loss Program (MLP), Organic Dairy Marketing Assistance Program (ODMAP), USDA-FSA

USDA announced that the August milk margin did trigger the eighth consecutive payment for dairy producers who obtained Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) for 2023. That month, the income over feed margin was $6.46 per hundredweight with projected DMC payments totaling $120 million. So to date, dairy producers have received more than $1.2 billion in much needed economic support for 2023 and margin …

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 …

Disaster Assistance Provided to Farmers, Livestock Producers in Florida Impacted by Hurricane Idalia

Dan Agri-Business, Cattle, Citrus, Crop Insurance, Economy, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Funding, Georgia, USDA-FSA, USDA-NRCS

Florida agricultural operations have been significantly impacted by Hurricane Idalia and related weather events. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has technical and financial assistance available to help farmers and livestock producers recover. (USDA-NRCS/GAINESVILLE, FL/Sept. 12, 2023) — Florida agricultural operations have been significantly impacted by Hurricane Idalia and related weather events. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has technical …

Milk Loss

Milk Loss Assistance Available for Dairy Operations Hurt by Disasters

Dan Dairy, Marketing, USDA-FSA

The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced Milk Loss Program (MLP) assistance for eligible dairy operations for milk that was dumped or removed, without compensation, from the commercial milk market due to qualifying weather events and the consequences of those weather events that inhibited delivery or storage of milk (e.g., power outages, impassable roads, infrastructure losses, etc.) during calendar years 2020, …


USDA FSA Available to Assist Agricultural Producers with Hurricane Idalia Recovery

Dan Crop Insurance, Economy, USDA, USDA-FSA

Florida agricultural operations have been significantly impacted by Hurricane Idalia and related weather events, for assistance please call the USDA FSA Producer Hotline: 1-877-508-8364 M-F 8am-8pm or email SM.FPAC.FSA.FLFSA.Disaster@USDA.GOV – please indicate the County of loss in the Subject Line. FSA offers a variety of programs to help farmers, ranchers, communities, and businesses that have been hard-hit by natural disaster events. FSA disaster assistance program …