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USDA to Reopen FSA Offices for Additional Services During Government Shutdown

22 Jan 2019

USDA to Reopen FSA Offices for Limited Services During Government Shutdown

16 Jan 2019
(Washington, D.C., January 16, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recalled about 2,500 FSA employees to open offices on Thu...

Secretary Perdue Statement on Extension of Market Facilitation Program Deadline

8 Jan 2019
(Washington, D.C., January 8, 2019) – U.S.

USDA Announces Plan to Protect SNAP Participants’ Access to SNAP in February

8 Jan 2019
(Washington, D.C., January 8, 2019) – At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a plan to ensure that low-income Americans have access to the nutrition they need, despite the inability of Congress to pass an appropriations bill that safely secures our borders.  The plan provides full b...

USDA Notes that NASS and OCE-WAOB Reports are Suspended

4 Jan 2019
(Washington, D.C., January 4, 2019) – Due to a lapse in federal funding, work on National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and Office of the Chief Economist – World Agricultural Outlook Board (OCE-WAOB) reports have been suspended since December 22, 2018 and remain suspended.
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