USDA temporarily suspends past-due loan collections and foreclosures

Due to the national public health emergency caused by COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Jan. 27 the temporary suspension of past-... READ MORE »

Senators urge flexibility in Farm Service Agency loans, access to credit

A bipartisan letter signed by 43 U.S. Senators sent April 6 to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is urging permanent flexibility in Farm Service A... READ MORE »

North Dakota senator pushes USDA to focus on weather relief for farmers

On Oct. 17, Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota encouraged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to focus efforts on relief for producers impacted by wea... READ MORE »

Farm Service Agency to offer paperless payment options for farm loans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is expanding its payment options to now accept debit cards and Automated Clear... READ MORE »

FSA to provide additional services during government shutdown

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said Jan. 22 that all Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices nationwide will soon reopen to provide additional... READ MORE »

CRP early termination enables land transfers to the next generation

Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Lanon Baccam announced that beginning January 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will offer an earl... READ MORE »

USDA provides new cost share opportunities for organic producers

The USDA announced that starting March 20, 2017, organic producers and handlers will be able to visit over 2,100 USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) office... READ MORE »

NPC releases 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook

National Potato Council (NPC) announced that the "2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook" - a resource for growers, industry members, academics, and policy ... READ MORE »

APHIS and PPQ release 2015-2019 plans

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released its 2015-2019 (PPQ) strategic plan along with its Plant Protection and Quar... READ MORE »

CRP general sign-up is under way

The USDA is conducting a four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up March 12 through April 6.CRP has a 25-year legacy of protecting ... READ MORE »

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