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  • USDA Announces Contracts for Round 3 of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Contracts for Round 3 of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program | site |



    (September 17, 2020) - - Today, September 17, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information:

    (Washington, D.C., September 17, 2020) – Following President Donald Trump’s approval to include up to an additional $1 billion in the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved up to $1 billion in contracts to support American producers and communities in need through the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Earlier this week, USDA reached a milestone of having distributed more than 90 million food boxes in support of American farmers and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “These contract awards will go to vendors who submitted the strongest proposals in support of American agriculture and the Ame
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Resources Available for Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disasters

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Resources Available for Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disasters| site |


    Signup Begins Sept. 11 for More Than $3 Billion in Aid


    (September 9, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information: 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 a hefty blow by extreme weather over the last several years, and 2019 is no exception,” Perdue said. “The scope of this year’s prevented planting alone is devastating, and although these disaster program benefits will not make producers whole, we hope the assistance will ease so...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Using Flexibility to Assist Farmers, Ranchers in Flooded Areas

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Using Flexibility to Assist Farmers, Ranchers in Flooded Areas| site |


    (August 15, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information: WASHINGTON, D.C., August 15, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced it will defer accrual of interest for all agricultural producers’ spring 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help the wide swath of farmers and ranchers affected by extreme weather in 2019. Specifically, USDA will defer the accrual of interest on spring 2019 crop year insurance premiums to the earlier of the applicable termination date or for two months, until November 30, for all policies with a premium billing date of August 15, 2019. For any premium that is not paid by one of those new deadlines, interest will accrue consistent with the terms of the policy. “USDA recognizes that farmers and ranchers have been severely affected by th...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Assists Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Assists Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation





    Washington, DC - - (July 24, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation. President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a short-term relief strategy to protect agricultural producers while the Administration works on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals to open more markets in the long run to help American farmers compete globally. Specifically, USDA will authorize up to $12 billion in programs, which is in line with the estimated $11 billion impact of the unjustified retaliatory tariffs on U.S. agricultural goods. These programs will assist agricultural producers to meet the costs of disrupted markets. “This is a short-...
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  • U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Applauds Red Tape Reduction for Farmers

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Applauds Red Tape Reduction for Farmers




    Washington, DC - - (May 17, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded the removal of a burdensome regulation that has long plagued family farms. The rule requiring producers to obtain Data Universal Number System (DUNS) and System for Award Management (SAM) numbers to participate in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) programs has been eliminated. Congress included this repeal in the FY 2018 Omnibus spending package, USDA’s official regulatory change will be published in the Federal Register tomorrow. “I’m pleased Congress helped us to achieve one of our regulatory goals of cutting red tape for producers utilizing conservation programs by exempting them from SAM and DUNS requirements,” Secretary Perdue said. “These numbers wer...
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  • March 1 Tax Deadline Nears for Many Farmers and Fishermen - - - IRS Direct Pay Offers an Easy Way to Pay Taxes

    March 1 Tax Deadline Nears for Many Farmers and Fishermen - - - IRS Direct Pay Offers an Easy Way to Pay Taxes




    March 1, 2017


    Washington, DC - - (February 24, 2017) - - The Internal Revenue Service is reminding farmers and fishermen about Wednesday’s deadline to take advantage of special rules that can allow them to forgo making quarterly estimated tax payments.

    Taxpayers with income from farming or fishing have until Wednesday, March 1 to file their 2016 Form 1040 and pay the tax due to avoid making estimated tax payments. This rule generally applies if farming or fishing income was at least two-thirds of the total gross income in either the current or the preceding tax year.

    Since 2014, IRS Direct Pay has offered individual taxpayers an easy way to quickly pay the tax amount due or make quarterly estimated tax payments directly from checking or savings accounts without any fees or pre-registration. IRS Dire
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    USDA Announces Contracts for Round 3 of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Contracts for Round 3 of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program | site |



    (September 17, 2020) - - Today, September 17, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information:

    (Washington, D.C., September 17, 2020) – Following President Donald Trump’s approval to include up to an additional $1 billion in the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved up to $1 billion in contracts to support American producers and communities in need through the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Earlier this week, USDA reached a milestone of having distributed more than 90 million food boxes in support of American farmers and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “These contract awards will go to vendors who submitted the strongest proposals in support of American agriculture and the Ame
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    09-21-2020, 02:21 PM
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Resources Available for Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disasters
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Agriculture Resources Available for Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disasters| site |


    Signup Begins Sept. 11 for More Than $3 Billion in Aid


    (September 9, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information: 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 a hefty blow by extreme weather over the last several years, and 2019 is no exception,” Perdue said. “The scope of this year’s prevented planting alone is devastating, and although these disaster program benefits will not make producers whole, we hope the assistance will ease so...
    09-12-2019, 09:41 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Agriculture Using Flexibility to Assist Farmers, Ranchers in Flooded Areas
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Agriculture Using Flexibility to Assist Farmers, Ranchers in Flooded Areas| site |


    (August 15, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information: WASHINGTON, D.C., August 15, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced it will defer accrual of interest for all agricultural producers’ spring 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help the wide swath of farmers and ranchers affected by extreme weather in 2019. Specifically, USDA will defer the accrual of interest on spring 2019 crop year insurance premiums to the earlier of the applicable termination date or for two months, until November 30, for all policies with a premium billing date of August 15, 2019. For any premium that is not paid by one of those new deadlines, interest will accrue consistent with the terms of the policy. “USDA recognizes that farmers and ranchers have been severely affected by th...
    08-20-2019, 01:58 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Agriculture Assists Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Agriculture Assists Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation





    Washington, DC - - (July 24, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation. President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a short-term relief strategy to protect agricultural producers while the Administration works on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals to open more markets in the long run to help American farmers compete globally. Specifically, USDA will authorize up to $12 billion in programs, which is in line with the estimated $11 billion impact of the unjustified retaliatory tariffs on U.S. agricultural goods. These programs will assist agricultural producers to meet the costs of disrupted markets. “This is a short-...
    08-02-2018, 04:56 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Applauds Red Tape Reduction for Farmers
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Applauds Red Tape Reduction for Farmers




    Washington, DC - - (May 17, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded the removal of a burdensome regulation that has long plagued family farms. The rule requiring producers to obtain Data Universal Number System (DUNS) and System for Award Management (SAM) numbers to participate in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) programs has been eliminated. Congress included this repeal in the FY 2018 Omnibus spending package, USDA’s official regulatory change will be published in the Federal Register tomorrow. “I’m pleased Congress helped us to achieve one of our regulatory goals of cutting red tape for producers utilizing conservation programs by exempting them from SAM and DUNS requirements,” Secretary Perdue said. “These numbers wer...
    05-25-2018, 10:38 AM

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