Shutdown Moves in Congress – DTN Jan 11, 2019

🕔Jan 11, 2019Ten Republicans joined House Democrats on Thursday to pass a fiscal year 2019 Agriculture appropriations bill. The legislation is not supported by Senate and House Republican leaders or by President […]

Government Shutdown Grinds On – DTN Jan 11, 2019

🕔Jan 11, 2019As the president and congressional Democrats keep fighting over border wall funding, farmers are feeling the impacts of the partial federal government shutdown in different ways. Terry Detrick points to […]

FSA County Offices Now Closed Until Further Notice – DTN Dec 31, 2018

🕔Dec 31, 2018Producers who have already certified their 2018 production with the Farm Service Agency should continue to receive their Market Facilitation Program payments, USDA said in a news release Friday. Those […]

Govt. Shutdown – FSA County Offices Open Through Friday, Dec. 28 Dec 26, 2018

🕔Dec 26, 2018During a government shutdown, agencies that have funds appropriated in prior years that are carried forward can continue to serve customers until that money is used up.  As a result, […]

Trade Aid: Deadline for Signup Is Jan. 15 Nov 28, 2018

🕔Nov 28, 2018The Market Facilitation Program (MFP) provides partial compensation to farmers and share-rent landowners for losses occurring because of trade disputes. This program is administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) […]

Tariff Farm Aid: Iowa Soybeans – Strategies for $550Mln in Payments Sep 20, 2018

🕔Sep 20, 2018The lion’s share of payments under the new Market Facilitation Program (MFP) are going to pork and soybean producers. Given the most recent USDA production estimates, Iowa producers stand to […]

Conservation Reserve Program Re-Opens Enrollment June 4 Jun 1, 2018

🕔Jun 1, 2018USDA will resume  accepting applications for the voluntary Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) between June 4 and Aug. 17, 2018. CRP is part of a 33-year effort to protect sensitive lands and improve water quality […]

Farm Loans: 2017 Was a Near-Record Year, Says USDA Apr 9, 2018

🕔Apr 9, 2018USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced another year of high activity in its farm loan programs. Hard-working farm families across the country accessed nearly $6 billion in new credit, […]

Cotton Ginning Cost Share Sign-Up Begins March 12 Mar 5, 2018

🕔Mar 5, 2018USDA’s Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) program sign-up period runs from March 12, 2018, to May 11, 2018. Under the program, which is administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), cotton producers […]

FARMERS.gov is USDA’s New Combo Website for 3 Farm Related Agencies Feb 1, 2018

🕔Feb 1, 2018Farmers.gov is the new interactive one-stop website for producers from USDA. Multiple features will be added over the coming months said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue at the unveiling […]

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