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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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    USDA Administrator's Message: Better options for our farmers

    In an effort to expand and strengthen coverage through the federal crop insurance program, NAU Country Insurance in conjunction with Watts and Associates has received FCIC board approval of the Enhanced Coverage Option (ECO) which we are certain will benefit our farmers. Read more from RMA Administrator Martin Barbre and learn how NAU Country will bring this exciting new option to the crop insurance industry and the American farmer. September 15, 2020
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    AACI Issue Alert - LRP Program Improvements

    On Monday, September 14, 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 improvements to the LRP Program including premium subsidy increases. Click here for a brief overview of the program changes. September 14, 2020
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    American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) Newsletter - September 8, 2020

    Click here to read the September 8, 2020, AACI Newsletter including general updates on what is happening in congress, Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) updates on distribution, USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) releases Farm Sector Income Forecast, USDA August Announcements, USDA designates Iowa Distaster Areas following Derecho, USDA tightens farm eligibility rules, Commodity Credit Corporation announced rates for September, and a save the date for AACI's virtual Fall Meeting. September 08, 2020
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    USDA Designates 18 Iowa Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue designated 18 Iowa counties as primary natural disaster areas, enabling producers who suffered losses because of the recent Derecho, that occurred on August 10, 2020, to be eligible for emergency loans. September 04, 2020
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    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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    AACI Issue Alert - Some farmers now able to hay, graze or chop cover crops early

    On Monday, August 17, 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 that farmers who planted cover crops on prevented plant acres in select counties in North Dakota and South Dakota will be permitted to hay, graze, or chop those fields beginning Sept. 1 rather than Nov. 1. Click here for a brief overview of the program changes. August 17, 2020
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    USDA announces additional eligible commodities for CFAP

    The USDA announces additions to CFAP commodities. The application deadline is extended to September 11, 2020, and to producers that have approved applications to receive final payments. August 11, 2020
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    AACI Issue Alert - Haying and Grazing of CRP Acres

    On Friday, August 7, 2020, the American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) issued an AACI Issue Alert regarding the USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) announcing changes for emergency haying and grazing of acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), including the changes outlined in the 2018 Farm Bill that streamlines the authorization process for farmers and ranchers. Read more! August 10, 2020
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