New Federal Crop Insurance for 2021

In 2021 there will be two new Federal Crop Insurance programs available to Massachusetts Farmers. Quality Loss Option (QL) is a new crop insurance option that you can elect starting with the 2021 crop year. The Risk Management Agency implemented the QL in response to the 2018 Farm Bill to carry out re-search and development that establishes an alternative method for adjusting quality losses t...
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The Ins & Outs of COVID-19 Testing for Farms and Farm Workers

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — As farms enter peak harvest season, the possibility of a second wave of coronavirus and “cluster” outbreaks among farmworkers looms. Farm owners and workers have the opportunity to get up-to-date, relevant information on topics such as coronavirus testing options by tuning into an online forum at 11 a.m., EST, September 22 offered on www.agrisafe.org. “This time of year is c...
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CFAP 2.0 Announced

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) 2.0 program was recently announced and includes expansion of eligible commodities to include several specialty crops and notably “any species of aquatic organisms grown as food for human consumption, fish raised as feed for fish that are consumed by humans, and ornamental fish propagated and reared in an aquatic medium. Eligible aquacultural species m...
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USDA Needs Tools to Help Farmers

The American Farm Bureau Federation and 41 other agriculture organizations are asking Congress to ensure the USDA has the tools necessary to help farmers in times of crisis. The group sent a letter to House and Senate leadership requesting they immediately provide replenishment for the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) through the continuing resolution. Without immediate replenishment, funding fo...
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