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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has clarified the definition of a spot market sale and hog eligibility under the Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program, which assists producers who sold hogs through a spot market sale from April 16, 2020, through Sept. 1, 2020. Hog producers will also now be required to submit documentation to support information provided on their SMHPP application. USDA’s Farm Service Agency will accept applications through April 29, 2022, which is an extension of the April 15, 2022, deadline previously set for the program.   

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WASHINGTON — Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2022 crop year have until March 15, 2022, to sign a contract. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers these two safety net programs to provide vital income support to farmers experiencing substantial declines in crop prices or revenues.  

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RALEIGH— The board of the Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation of North Carolina has set the 2022 boll weevil assessment at 75 cents per acre of cotton. The amount remains the same as in 2021. 

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WASHINGTON— The U.S. Department of Agriculture is leveraging its authorities under the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program to bring in new types of partners and ultimately expand opportunities in voluntary conservation for the nation’s agricultural producers and private landowners.

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin issuing final pandemic assistance payments to timber harvesters and timber hauling businesses through the Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers program starting next week. In total, $200 million will be provided to loggers and log trucking businesses who experienced a gross revenue loss of at least 10% during the period of Jan. 1 through Dec. 1, 2020, compared to the period of Jan. 1 through Dec. 1, 2019. This support is part of USDA’s broader Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. 

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Friday, 19 November 2021 18:05

Annual Ellerbe parade kicks off Farm-City Week

ELLERBE — The kick-off for Thanksgiving starts with tractors rolling down Main Street for the annual Farmers Day Parade.

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has begun issuing approximately $270 million in payments to contract producers of eligible livestock and poultry who applied for Pandemic Assistance. Earlier this year, USDA’s Farm Service Agency identified gaps in assistance including in the initial proposal to assist contract growers. In August, USDA released the improved program for contract producers to fill these gaps, providing support as part of USDA’s broader Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative.  

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Thursday, 04 November 2021 13:52

USDA provides $1.8B to offset market fluctuations

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is in the process of issuing $1.8 billion in payments to agricultural producers who enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2020 crop year. 

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ROCKINGHAM — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has started mailing ballots for the Farm Service Agency county committee elections to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country. To be counted, ballots must be returned to the Richmond County FSA office or postmarked by Dec. 6. 

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration recently appointed Bob Etheridge as the new state executive director for the USDA North Carolina Farm Service Agency. Etheridge joined the North Carolina FSA team on Oct. 11, 2021.

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