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 …

seafood

USDA Extends Deadline for Seafood Trade Relief Program

Dan Aquaculture, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade, USDA

(USDA/FSA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a one-month extension to the signup period for the Seafood Trade Relief Program, which supports the U.S. seafood industry and fishermen impacted by retaliatory tariffs from foreign governments. Fishermen can now signup for the program through January 15, 2021. To date, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has paid more than $140 …

fsa

FSA Administrator: Signup for DMC Ends December 11

Dan Dairy, Economy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds dairy producers that the deadline to enroll in Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for calendar year 2021 is just a week away. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened DMC signup in October to help producers manage economic risk brought on by milk price and feed cost disparities. FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce told Southeast AgNet, signup for …

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Deadline Approaching for Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by COVID-19

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, USDA

FSA Staff Standing by to Help (USDA/FSA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) by Dec. 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to producers facing market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. “With over 300 eligible commodities, from livestock …

dairy producers

USDA Reminds Dairy Producers of Deadline for 2021 Safety-Net Enrollment

Dan Dairy, Education, Industry News Release, USDA

September Triggers Fourth Dairy Margin Coverage Payment for 2020 Program Participants (USDA/FSA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds dairy producers that the deadline to enroll in Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) for calendar year 2021 is Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened DMC signup in October to help producers manage economic risk brought on by milk price and …

crp

Open Signup for the Conservation Reserve Program and CRP Grasslands in Early 2021

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, USDA

(USDA/FSA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the signup periods for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and the CRP Grasslands in 2021. Signup for general CRP will be open from Jan. 4, 2021, to Feb. 12, 2021, and signup for CRP Grasslands runs from March 15, 2021 to April 23, 2021. Both programs are competitive and provide annual …

farm service agency

2020 Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections Underway

Dan Industry News Release, USDA

Ballots Have Been Mailed to Eligible Voters (USDA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has mailed ballots for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country. To be counted, ballots must be returned to the local FSA county office or postmarked by December 7. “FSA has over 7,000 county committee members …

programs

ARC/PLC Enrollment for 2021 Underway

Dan Economy

Enrollment in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2021 crop year is underway. Tyron Spearman reports these key USDA safety-net programs help producers weather fluctuations in either revenue or price for certain crops. For more information on ARC and PLC, including two online decision tools that assist producers in making enrollment and election decisions, …

crp grasslands

USDA Issues Payments to Producers Enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, USDA

(USDA/FSA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is issuing $1.68 billion in payments to agricultural producers and landowners for the 21.9 million acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), which provides annual rental payment for land devoted to conservation purposes. “CRP is one of the many ‘tools’ that USDA offers to producers and private landowners to help best …

programs

USDA Reports Record Enrollment in Key Farm Safety-Net Programs

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

(USDA/FSA) — Producers signed a record 1.77 million contracts for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2019 crop year, which is more than 107 percent of the total contracts signed compared with a 5-year average. USDA also reminds producers that June 30 is the deadline to enroll in …