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ROCKINHAM — Another annual Richmond County, and national, tradition has fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, as the deadline to submit applications for the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program-Plus (WHIP+) for 2018 and 2019 losses. USDA did not originally specify a deadline when the program was announced.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will begin Sept. 21 and run through Dec. 11, 2020. 

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WASHINGTON — To assist Farm Storage Facility Loan borrowers experiencing financial hardship from the pandemic and other challenges in production agriculture, USDA’s Farm Service Agency is offering a one-time annual installment payment deferral option. No fees or prepayment penalties apply for borrowers who choose this FSFL loan flexibility option.

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced a new annual survey of farmers, ranchers and private forestland owners. The survey will help USDA understand what it is doing well and where improvements are needed, specifically at the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Risk Management Agency. 

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RALEIGH — Agricultural producers in North Carolina can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program through an online portal, expanding the options available to producers to apply for this program, which helps offset price declines and additional marketing costs because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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ROCKINGHAM — The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency reminds farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 3, 2020, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees.

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WASHINGTON — (Thursday), U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced an initial list of additional commodities that have been added to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, and that the U.S. Department of Agriculture made other adjustments to the program based on comments received from agricultural producers and organizations and review of market data.

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ROCKINGHAM — Agricultural producers in Richmond County must complete crop acreage reports by the July 15th deadline. Tami Thomas, county executive director with USDA’s Farm Service Agency, says the July 15 deadline applies to spring seeded crops.

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ROCKINGHAM — Agricultural producers in North Carolina can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program through an online portal, expanding the options available to producers to apply for this program, which helps offset price declines and additional marketing costs because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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