seafood

Deadline for Seafood Trade Relief Program Coming Up

Dan Aquaculture, Economy, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, USDA-FSA

(USDA/FSA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds fisherman of the Jan. 15 deadline to apply for the Seafood Trade Relief Program (STRP), which provides support for fishermen impacted by retaliatory tariffs from foreign governments. For more information on the program, including guidance on how to apply, visit farmers.gov/seafood or call 877-508-8364 to speak directly with a USDA employee ready to …

qla

Various Crops Qualify for Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA)

Dan Economy, USDA-FSA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) this week started signup for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program. Eligible crops include those for which federal crop insurance or Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage is available, except for grazed crops and value loss crops. Tyron Spearman has more details. Quality Loss Adjustment Program Did you suffer crop quality losses due to natural …

crp

CRP General Signup Underway

Dan Conservation, Environment, USDA-FSA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced earlier this week that signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is underway. Administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), CRP provides annual rental payments for land devoted to conservation purposes. FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce told Southeast AgNet this CRP signup gives producers and landowners an opportunity to enroll for the first time …

alabama

13 Alabama Counties Designated as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release, USDA-FSA

Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border States Also Available (USDA/FSA) — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 13 Alabama counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Autauga, Cherokee, Chilton, Choctaw, Clarke, Dallas, Elmore, Lowndes, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Washington and Wilcox counties who suffered losses caused by Hurricane Zeta that occurred from October 28 through October 29, 2020, may be eligible …

florida

Five Florida Counties Designated as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, USDA-FSA

Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border States Also Available (USDA/FSA) — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated five Florida counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Calhoun, Gadsden, Holmes, Jackson and Washington counties who suffered losses caused by Hurricane Sally, high winds, excessive rains and flooding that occurred from Sept. 14 through Sept. 19, 2020, may be eligible for U.S. …

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Members Sought for Advisory Committee on Urban Agriculture

Dan Industry News Release, USDA-FSA

(USDA/FSA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking members for a new advisory committee on urban agriculture, part of a broader effort to focus on the needs of urban farmers. The 12-person committee will advise the Secretary of Agriculture on the development of policies and outreach relating to urban, indoor, and other emerging agricultural production practices as well …

qla

QLA Now Available for Producers Affected by 2018-19 Natural Disasters

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, USDA-FSA

(USDA/FSA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that signup for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program will begin Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Funded by the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020, this new program provides assistance to producers who suffered eligible crop quality losses due to natural disasters occurring in 2018 and 2019. The …

hurricane sally

Enrollment for Hurricane Sally FSA Emergency Assistance Opens

Dan Economy, Florida, Industry News Release, USDA-FSA

(FDACS) — Farmers and forest landowners in four Florida Panhandle counties can begin applying for additional Hurricane Sally assistance through the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). Enrollment for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) and Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP) begins today, January 4, and runs through March 4, 2021. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services encourages eligible producers to apply. The activation of the …

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Secure Options for Signing, Sharing USDA Documents Online

Clint Thompson USDA, USDA-FSA, USDA-NRCS

Farmers and ranchers are being reminded when you work with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) or Farm Service Agency (FSA), you can sign and share documents online with just a few clicks. By using Box or OneSpan, producers can digitally complete business transactions without leaving their homes or agricultural operations. Both services are free, secure and available for multiple …

crp

Increase to Certain Incentive Payments for Continuous CRP Announced

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, USDA-FSA

(USDA/FSA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is increasing incentive payments for practices installed on land enrolled in the Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is upping the Practice Incentive Payment for installing practices, from 5 percent to 20 percent. Additionally, producers will receive a 10 percent incentive payment for water quality practices on land …