USDA Adds New Tools, Resources to to Aid Producers

A news release yesterday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture stated that, “Agricultural producers have new resources available to them to prepare for and recover from impacts of natural disasters on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new website, The site has updated tools and information to help agricultural producers identify the right programs and make decisions for their operations.

“‘Agriculture is a risky business,’ said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. ‘At USDA, we’re here to help you prepare, recover, and build long-term resilience to natural disasters. Whether you want to visit your local USDA service center or visit our new, we want to help you get the help you need.’

“New additions to the site – being built for farmers, by farmers – include a portal for secure business transactions and a disaster assistance discovery tool. The discovery tool walks producers through five questions to help them identify personalized results of what USDA disaster assistance programs meet their needs. The portal is the first edition of a secure dashboard for producers to manage program applications and other USDA documents.”

The USDA update added that, “These resources are in addition to other currently available through, including:

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