Tag: USDA

USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Applications are being accepted now through Aug. 28, 2020 Call your FSA county office to make an appointment. McLean County FSA Office:(309) 452-3848 USDA Payment Calculator (excel file) Application Preview (video) CFAP Application (AD-3114) (pdf) FSA CFAP Webinars Crops: A payment will be made based 50% of a producer’s 2019 total production … Read More

USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Applications available staring May 26 Call your FSA county office to make an appointment. McLean County FSA Office:(309) 452-3848 Crops: A payment will be made based 50% of a producer’s 2019 total production or the 2019 inventory as of January 15, 2020, whichever is smaller, multiplied by the commodity’s … Read More

USDA SECRETARY DOES NOT ANTICIPATE FOOD SHORTAGES

Visit almost any grocery store and you’ll see how that food chain has been disrupted during the coronavirus pandemic. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has been talking up part of the federal response: a $3 billion plan to distribute food to families, called the Farmers to Family Food Box Program. (NPR)

USDA DISASTER DECLARATION PROMISES RELIEF FOR ILLINOIS FARMERS

Struggling Illinois farmers are expecting some relief after the USDA declared a disaster in all 102 of the state’s counties. The declaration would give farmers and other agricultural businesses access to low-interest loans through the USDA’s Farm Service Agency. “You never want to be declared a disaster area because that really means you have adverse … Read More

PERDUE: US FARMERS WILL REGAIN MARKETS LOST IN TRADE WAR

U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue told nervous Midwestern farmers on Wednesday that he’s confident that they’ll eventually regain the markets they’ve lost in the Trump administration’s trade war with China. Perdue appeared at Farmfest, an annual Minnesota trade show, during a listening session with farmers. “The markets are fungible. China is going to buy from … Read More

OPPORTUNITY TO REQUEST A REFERENDUM

Soybean growers have until May 31 to request a referendum to vote on continuation of the soybean checkoff program. Growers may request the referendum at the county Farm Service Agency office where their administrative farm records are maintained. The Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act requires USDA to conduct a Request for Referendum every … Read More