Applications are now being accepted for Peanut Leadership Academy Class XII

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TIFTON, Ga., August 2, 2021 – Applications are now being accepted for Class XII of the Peanut Leadership Academy. To be eligible for participation, candidates must derive their primary livelihood from farming and currently produce peanuts, make a commitment to the program and agree to attend all sessions except in times of illness or a family emergency, be between the … Read More

U.S. Senators Seeks Administration’s Assistance with EU Peanut Trade Barrier

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USPF Applauds Senators’ Bipartisan Efforts for U.S. Peanut Industry WASHINGTON, June 23, 2021 – The United States Peanut Federation (USPF), comprised of peanut growers, shellers, and buying points, applauded the efforts of nineteen U.S. Senators requesting assistance from the Administration on European Union (EU) non-tariff trade barriers for U.S. peanut exports. U.S. Senators Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) … Read More

USDA Reminds Farmers of September 30 Deadline to Update Safety-Net Program Crop Yields

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Recent Rule on Payment Limitations and Payment Eligibility Does Not Impact 2020 or 2021 Payments WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2020 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farm owners of the September 30 deadline to update Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program yields for covered commodities on the farm. This is a one-time opportunity for producers to update yields, which are used to calculate … Read More

USDA to Provide Additional Direct Assistance to Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by the Coronavirus

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Expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Begins Sept. 21 WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2020 – 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 (CFAP 2) will begin … Read More

USDA Resources Available for Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disasters

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WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 9, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Signup for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program will begin Sept. 11, 2019. “U.S. agriculture has been dealt … Read More

USDA Opens 2019 Enrollment for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs

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(Washington, D.C., September 3, 2019) – Agricultural producers can now enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, two popular safety net programs, for the 2019 crop year. Interested producers must sign up for either program by March 15, 2020. The 2018 Farm Bill reauthorized and made updates to these two USDA Farm Service Agency … Read More

USDA Announces Details of Support Package for Farmers

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced further details of the $16 billion package aimed at supporting American agricultural producers while the Administration continues to work on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals. In May, President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a relief strategy in line with the estimated impacts of unjustified retaliatory tariffs on U.S. agricultural goods and other … Read More

Southern Peanut Farmers Federation Supports Administration’s Section 232 Tariff Removal

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Washington, D.C. (May 20, 2019) – The U.S. Trade Representative has announced “an agreement with Canada and Mexico to remove the Section 232 tariffs for steel and aluminum imports from those countries and for the removal of all retaliatory tariffs imposed on American goods by those countries.” The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation released the following statement after the announcement of … Read More