Higher limits are now available for borrowers interested in USDA’s farm loans, which help agricultural producers purchase farms or cover operating expenses. The 2018 Farm Bill increased the amount that producers can borrow through direct and guaranteed loans available through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) and made changes to other loans, such as microloans and emergency loans.Read More
In July and August, UGA Extension Gwinnett will host the Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program, a series of educational classes on good business practices and vegetable production for new and beginning farmers. Registration deadlines are approaching.Read More
USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds Georgia fresh market sweet corn and pepper growers that the final date to apply for crop insurance coverage is July 31. Current policyholders who wish to make changes to their existing coverage also have until the July 31 sales closing date to do so.
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that organic producers and handlers can apply for federal funds to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic certification through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP). Applications for fiscal 2019 funding are due Oct. 31, 2019.Read More
AgSouth announces four upcoming AGAware workshops offering financial training to young, beginning, and small farmers in Georgia and South Carolina. The classes are all free with lunch provided. The workshop attendees will receive FSA direct borrower certification.Read More
This is our evaluation from the workshop in Tifton on May 2. Please do not fill it out if you have already submitted an evaluation or you did not attend the event.Read More
With the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, several important updates were made to crop insurance programs administered by the USDA. Let’s take a brief look at how the Farm Bill has affected Risk Management Agency programs and regulations.Read More