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    USDA Announces Expansion and other Improvements to Hemp Crop Insurance

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it is expanding the pilot Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) plan for hemp. The expansion, as well as other improvements to the plan, will begin in the 2021 crop year. Read more. November 30, 2020
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    USDA Introduces Enhanced Coverage Option Crop Insurance Product

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced that a new Federal Crop Insurance product, the Enhanced Coverage Option (ECO), will be available for 31 spring-planted crops for the 2021 crop year and is expected to be available for additional crops starting in the 2022 crop year. November 16, 2020
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    Explore the Agent Portal

    Our new Agent Portal showcases a modern look and feel that is simplistic and easy-to-use. The new web-based system offers a robust engine, sleek user interface, and strategic business management tools that will help you daily. Find out more information on how to access! October 30, 2020
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    More than $7 billion paid out in second round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) payments

    The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that within the first month of the application period, the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) approved more $7 billion in payments to producers in the second round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2). October 27, 2020
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  • RMA announces date changes due to COVID-19

    RMA Update: Extending COVID-19 Relief

    Beginning in March, the Risk Management Agency (RMA) began issuing Manager’s Bulletins to provide program flexibilities in response to COVID-19. As a continued response to COVID-19, the RMA has released MGR-20-026. This bulletin supplements the earlier relief authorized by the following Manager’s Bulletins: MGR-20-005, MGR-20-008, MGR-20-009, and MGR-20-013. August 28, 2020
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    RMA Update: COVID-19 FSA Acreage Reporting Date changes

    Given the current situation surrounding COVID-19, the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced additional information on the FSA Acreage Reporting Date as well as Manager's Bulletin MGR-20-015 that was issued on May 28, 2020. July 13, 2020
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    USDA improves crop insurance policies with new options

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced changes to several crop insurance policies improving options for producers, including introducing a new Quality Loss Option, a new unit structure assignment option for Enterprise Units (EU) and new procedures for Multi-County Enterprise Units (MCEU). July 13, 2020
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    From the USDA: Additional Commodities now eligible for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

    An initial list of additional commodities have been added to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Producers will be able to submit applications that include these commodities on Monday, July 13, 2020. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is accepting applications for CFAP through August 28, 2020, which helps offset price declines and additional marketing costs because of the coronavirus pandemic. July 10, 2020
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    USDA and FSA have both added additional flexibilities for producers

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing additional flexibilities for producers to file on acres with failed crops or crops that were prevented from planting because of extreme weather events. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is adding these flexibilities for Notice of Loss on both insured and uninsured crops to enable Service Centers to best assist producers. July 08, 2020
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    CFAP $19 billion may still not be enough

    Both agricultural groups and lawmakers have concerns that the CFAP funding will not go far enough. In addition, the first $1.4 billion in CFAP payments have been disbursed to farmers according to the USDA. June 18, 2020
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