USDA Issues Final Pandemic Payments for Timber Harvesters, Haulers

The USDA is out with its final pandemic assistance payments for timber harvesters and timber hauling businesses through its PATHH, Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers, program. FSA administrator, Zach Ducheneaux said Congress authorized funding for this program and selected the USDA for dispersing the money due to the USDA’s tremendous service delivery mechanism. “The PATHH program is designed for producers in the […]

DMC Sign Up Starts Monday

Signup begins Monday for USDA’s Dairy Margin Coverage Safety Net Program. Farm Service Agency Administrator Zach Ducheneaux notes, there will be a supplemental DMC enrollment, as well for 2022. “Supplemental DMC is going to provide up to $580 million to assist small and mid-sized dairy operations that have increased production over the years, but haven’t […]

FSA Out With Additional Programs To Help Dairy Producers

It’s a supplemental component to USDA’s Dairy Margin Coverage, and as FSA Administrator Zach Ducheneaux points out, its among enhancements and modifications made for the program for 2022. Ducheneaux, said eligible dairy operations with less than five million pounds of established production history may enroll supplemental pounds based upon a formula using 2019 actual milk […]

2021 Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections Underway

The USDA is mailing ballots this week for the Farm Service Agency county and urban county committee elections. Elections are occurring in certain Local Administrative Areas for committee members who make decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally. To be counted, producers and landowners must return ballots to their local FSA county office […]

USDA Provides $1.8 Billion to Offset Market Fluctuations

The Department of Agriculture is in the process of issuing $1.8 billion in payments to agricultural producers. The funds are for farmers enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2020 crop year. The payments provide support to help mitigate fluctuations in either revenue or prices for certain crops. These two […]

FSA Rolls Our Details Of Feed Transport Costs

Earlier this year, USDA announced assistance for eligible livestock producers impacted by drought associated feed transportation costs. FSA Administrator, Zach Ducheneaux, said the assistance is connected to ELAP, and now producers also have an online feed transportation producer tool. “Producers can actually use the Excel worksheet to calculate what their estimated payment would be. If […]

Higher Loan Limit Available for USDA Farm Loans

The USDA says a higher loan limit will be available for borrowers seeking a guaranteed farm loan. As of October 1st, the limit increased from $1.776 million to $1.825 million. “Farm loans are critical for our customers’ annual operating and family living expenses, emergency needs, and cash flow,” said FSA Administrator Zach Ducheneaux. “Raising the […]

USDA Extends Deadline to Apply for Pandemic Assistance to Livestock Producers

The USDA is providing additional time for livestock and poultry producers to apply for the Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program, or PLIP. Producers who suffered losses during the pandemic due to insufficient access to processing may now apply for assistance for those losses and the cost of depopulation and disposal of the animals through October 12th, […]

Lenders Can Now Apply for New Heirs’ Property Relending Program

Intermediary lenders can now apply for loans through the new Heirs’ Property Relending Program, known as HPRP. The Department of Agriculture is accepting applications through October 29th, and cooperatives, credit unions and nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply for the competitive loans. The loans ultimately help agricultural producers and landowners resolve heirs’ land ownership and […]