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WASHINGTON— Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage programs for 2021 must do so by March 15. Producers who have not yet signed a 2021 enrollment contract or who want to make an election change should contact their local USDA Farm Service Agency office to make an appointment. Program enrollment for 2021 is required in order to participate in the programs, but elections for the 2021 crop year are optional and otherwise remain the same as elections made for 2020.

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RALEIGH — Due to the national public health emergency caused by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the temporary suspension of past-due debt collections and foreclosures for distressed borrowers under the Farm Storage Facility Loan and the Direct Farm Loan programs administered by the Farm Service Agency.

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Thursday, 07 January 2021 14:39

Grants available for N.C. agricultural projects

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission is accepting applications for the 2021 grant cycle. The key objectives for 2021 are; supporting the agricultural industry, impacting rural communities and stimulating economic development. Funds will be awarded in the fall of 2021 for selected innovative projects.

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County USDA Farm Service Agency Acting Executive Director Tami Thomas reminds farmers and ranchers the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 is Dec. 11, 2020. This program provides direct financial relief to producers due to market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.

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

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STATESVILLE — The Farm Credit Associations of NC are excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Innovative Young Farmer of the Year Award given by the Tobacco Farm Life Museum and sponsored by the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina.

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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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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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Tuesday, 23 June 2020 09:37

Sandhills Farm to Table receives grant

STATESVILLE — Sandhills Farm to Table (Moore County) was recently awarded a grant through Carolina Farm Credit’s Corporate Mission Fund.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is aware of the recent Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeals decision regarding multiple labels of dicamba products issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency approved for use on dicamba tolerant soybeans and cotton in North Carolina.

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