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 …


Record Enrollment for Grasslands CRP

Dan Conservation, Environment, USDA-FSA

The USDA’s Grasslands Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) saw a large amount of enrollment this year. In fact, John Berge, Acting Deputy Administrator for Farm Programs at the Farm Service Agency says more acres were enrolled in the Grasslands Conservation Reserve Program this year than ever before. “There were 4.6 million acres that walked into our doors and offered to our …

organic dairy

USDA Extends Application Deadline for Organic Dairy Program

Dan Dairy, Marketing, Organic, USDA-FSA

Organic dairy producers have more time to submit applications for the USDA’s Organic Dairy Marketing Assistance Program (ODMAP). The program was established to help mitigate several factors that have created unique hardships in the organic dairy industry. The funds will assist with projected marketing costs in 2023, calculated using their marketing costs in 2022. “We made that available earlier in …


USDA Extends Deadline for Emergency Conservation Program Applications from Florida Producers in 28 Counties

Dan Agri-Business, Emergency Conservation Program (ECP), Florida, Funding, USDA, USDA-FSA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the deadline for applications from agricultural producers for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) to address damages from Hurricane Ian. The application deadline has been extended to September 25, 2023. “We understand the extent of the damage caused by Hurricane Ian and the catastrophic and widespread impacts in Florida’s agricultural communities,” said Deborah Tannenbaum, State Executive …


New Resources for Working Lands for Wildlife Efforts

Dan National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), USDA-FSA, USDA-NRCS, Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW)

USDA’s Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) program recently received new resources in its efforts to improve wildlife habitat through conservation of working farmlands. The expansion includes close alignment of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA), centered around WLFW Frameworks for Conservation Action. USDA Farm Production and Conservation Under Secretary Robert Bonnie discusses some of the new investments and collaborations under the program. …

crop acreage reports

USDA Reminds Producers to File Crop Acreage Reports by July 17

Dan Agri-Business, Commodities, Field Crops, This Land of Ours, USDA-FSA

A deadline reminder for crop producers. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Agricultural producers who have not yet completed their crop acreage reports after planting should make an appointment with their local USDA office before the applicable deadline, which for many places and crops is July 17. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) also reminds producers with login access …


USDA Accepts Over One Million Acres in CRP General Signup

Dan Conservation, Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Environment, USDA-FSA, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced this week it is accepting more than 1 million acres in this year’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) General sign-up. This is one of several signups that USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is holding for the program. “This year’s General CRP signup demonstrates the value and continued strength of this voluntary conservation program, which plays an …