The Agriculture Department will provide larger disaster-aid payments for losses in 2018 than for 2019 and will offer prevent-plant bonus payments of up to 15% for farmers who were unable to seed crops this spring due to the heavy Midwest flooding, according to rules announced Monday.
In a series of letters, Farm Service Agency officials at the state and federal levels have been debating whether or not a consistently rough winter should make producers eligible for livestock disaster assistance programs.
With a late harvest for many, USDA wants to make sure that growers have a chance to meet crop insurance requirements for spring-planted crops before December 10. Here's why a call to your crop insurance agent might be in order.
USDA’s Farm Service Agency says 2017 was another year of high activity in its farm loan programs, with farm families accessing nearly $6 billion in new credit, either directly or guaranteed through commercial lenders.