Higher Limits Now Available on USDA Farm Loans

Higher Limits Now Available on USDA Farm Loans 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…

American Pistachio Exports Increase

American Pistachio Exports Increase Despite International Trade Issues From Pacific Nut Producer Magazine After the US pistachio industry brought in a record high pistachio crop last season, there were concerns as to how recent international trade issues would impact the movement of this record crop; however, at the annual conference of American Pistachio Growers, Executive…

USDA Designates Nine CA Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

USDA Designates Nine CA Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas Release No. 0023.19   Contact: FPAC.BC.Press@usda.gov   Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border States Also Available WASHINGTON, March 26, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated nine California counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San…