Dairy Margin Coverage

Enrollment Continues for 2023 Dairy Margin Coverage

Dan Dairy, Marketing, USDA-FSA

Dairy producers are being reminded enrollment for 2023 coverage through the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program continues. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety net program helps producers manage changes in milk and feed prices. Last year, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) took steps to improve coverage, especially for small- and mid-sized dairies, including offering a new Supplemental DMC program and updating its feed …

Hurricane Nicole

Hurricane Nicole Causes Temporary USDA Office Closures in Florida

Dan Florida, USDA, USDA-FSA, Weather

Due to Hurricane Nicole moving through parts of Florida, several USDA offices in the state are closed the remainder of this week. Please call ahead to ensure your local USDA Service Center office is open before visiting. Florida FSA Office Locations: http://www.farmers.gov/working-with-us/service-center-locator. The following service centers will be closed at least through Thursday, November 10, 2022: Putnam, Volusia, Lake, Osceola, St. Lucie, …

natural disaster

Two Florida Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Dan Economy, Florida, USDA-FSA

This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including the replacement of essential items such as equipment or livestock, reorganization of a farming operation or the refinance of …

crop year

Farmers Can Now Make 2023 Crop Year Elections

Dan Agri-Business, Funding, USDA-FSA

Producers can now change election and enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2023 crop year, two key safety net programs offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Producers have until March 15, 2023, to enroll in these two programs. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) has started issuing payments totaling more …

dairy producers

Dairy Producers Can Enroll for 2023 Dairy Margin Coverage

Dan Dairy, USDA-FSA

Dairy producers can now enroll for 2023 coverage through the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety net program helps producers manage changes in milk and feed prices. Last year, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) took steps to improve coverage, especially for small and mid-sized dairies, including offering a new Supplemental DMC program and updating …

natural disaster

Florida Ag Producers Impacted by Hurricane Ian May be Eligible for Emergency Conservation Program Assistance

Dan Aquaculture, Cattle, Economy, Emergency Conservation Program (ECP), Field Crops, Florida, Fruits, Hemp, Herbs, Hydroponics, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pollinators, Specialty Crops, Sugar, USDA-FSA, Vegetables

Agricultural producers who suffered severe damage from Hurricane Ian, may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). But, to be eligible, USDA approval is required before producers can begin repair efforts. Deborah Tannebaum, State Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Florida, explained to Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman what land is …

natural

Lauderdale County, Alabama, Designated as Primary Natural Disaster Area

Dan Alabama, Economy, USDA-FSA

This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including the replacement of essential items such as equipment or livestock, reorganization of a farming operation or the refinance of …