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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 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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    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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    USDA/RMA Customer Survey

    The Informational Memorandum is announcing an upcoming FPAC Customer Experience Survey that is being conducted by the Customer Experience Division (CXD) within the FPAC Business Center (FBC). July 29, 2020
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    AACI Issue Alert - HEALS ACT

    On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, the American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) issued an AACI Issue Alert regarding the newly released COVID Relief/Phase 4 package known as the HEALS Act. Click here for a brief overview of the agriculture related provisions of each package and our outlook on what to expect moving forward. July 28, 2020
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  • American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) Newsletter

    American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) Newsletter - July 27, 2020

    Click here to read the July 27, 2020, AACI Newsletter including general updates on what is happening in congress, COVID-19 updates on negotiations for their next relief package, Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) updates on distribution, LGM Policy Improvements, and the UDSA Issues Report on Beef Price Margin. Read more! July 27, 2020
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    USDA announces Livestock Gross Margin insurance program improvements

    USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced changes to the Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) insurance program for cattle and swine beginning in the 2021 crop year. July 24, 2020
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  • RMA announces date changes due to COVID-19

    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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