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    USDA temporarily suspends debt collections, foreclosures, and other activities on farm loans

    Due to the national public health emergency caused by coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the U.S. Department of Agriculture 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 (FSA) February 10, 2021
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    USDA announces implementation improvements of Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) Insurance Program

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced that further changes to its Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) insurance plan will take effect on January 20 for crop year 2021 and succeeding crop years. January 22, 2021
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    Congress passes additional COVID-19 relief package

    The U.S. Senate passed a $2.3 trillion emergency economic relief package late Monday night in a 5,593 page bill. $908 billion will be allocated for COVID-19 relief, while $1.4 trillion will help fund the government. December 22, 2020
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    USDA's 2020 Accomplishments

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded the accomplishments made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) over the past year. December 18, 2020
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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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    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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    American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) Newsletter - October 19, 2020

    Click here to read the October 19, 2020, AACI Newsletter including: general updates on what is happening in congress, Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) 1 and 2 updates on distribution, COVID Relief updates and negotiations on a potential COVID-19 stimulus package, American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) reviews state-level farm economies, ARC/PLC sign up for 2021 opens, $1.68B to be paid through CRP, and the AACI Q3 Report October 19, 2020
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    USDA announces CFAP 2 with additional aid to farmers

    The USDA announced today up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers in a new program titled “CFAP 2”. This expands on the current Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) put in place earlier this year. September 18, 2020
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    AACI Issue Alert - Whole Farm Revenue Protection Improvements

    On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, the American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) issued an AACI Issue Alert regarding USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) issuing a press release announcing modifications to the Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) program to decrease paperwork and recordkeeping burdens for direct marketers beginning with the 2021 crop year. Click here for a brief overview of the program changes. September 16, 2020
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