organic dairy producers

USDA Offers Assistance to Help Organic Dairy Producers

Dan Agri-Business, Cattle, Dairy, Economy, Funding, Organic, This Land of Ours, USDA-FSA

Help for organic dairy producers. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced assistance for dairy producers with the new Organic Dairy Marketing Assistance Program (ODMAP). The program helps dairy producers mitigate market volatility, higher input and transportation costs, and unstable feed supply and prices that have created unique hardships in the organic …


Rodale Institute Applauds USDA Investments in Organic Farmers

Dan Organic, This Land of Ours, USDA, USDA-AMS, USDA-FSA

The USDA gets a pat on the back for its investments in organic farming. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is expanding opportunities for organic farmers, a welcome investment, according to the Rodale Institute. USDA announced the expanded opportunities last week. Through the newly-established Organic Market Development Grant Program (OMDGP), USDA’s Agricultural Marketing …


Additional Assistance for Farm Loan Borrowers

Dan Agri-Business, Economy, Funding, This Land of Ours, USDA-FSA

There’s more assistance on the way for some farm loan borrowers. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced, on May 1, 2023 (see below News Release), that nearly $130 million in additional, automatic financial assistance has been obligated for qualifying farm loan program borrowers who are facing financial …


USDA Designates Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Dan Agri-Business, Alabama, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), Drought, Funding, USDA-FSA, Weather

(ADAI/MONTGOMERY, AL/Feb. 15,2023) — Last week USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced a Secretarial natural disaster designation for 27 counties in Tennessee that also included four counties in Alabama that are contiguous to some of the Tennessee counties. This designation will extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from drought through emergency loans. Emergency loans can be used to meet various …


USDA Announces Additional Assistance for Dairy Farmers

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Economy, USDA-FSA

Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the details of additional assistance for dairy producers. This includes a second round of payments through the Pandemic Market Volatility Assistance Program (PMVAP) and a new Organic Dairy Marketing Assistance Program (ODMAP). The programs will enable USDA to better support small- and medium-sized dairy operations who weathered the pandemic and now face …

Dairy Margin Coverage

2023 Dairy Margin Coverage Deadline Extended

Dan Dairy, Marketing, USDA-FSA

Producers Encouraged to Enroll As Soon As PossibleJan. 31, 2023, Last Day to Enroll (USDA-FSA/WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2022) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the deadline  for producers to enroll in Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) and Supplemental Dairy Margin Coverage (SDMC) for program year 2023 to Jan. 31, 2023.   DMC is a voluntary risk management program that offers protection to …


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: The following service centers will be closed at least through Thursday, November 10, 2022: Putnam, Volusia, Lake, Osceola, St. Lucie, …