September 2020 South Carolina Farm Service Agency Newsletter for Farmers and Ranchers

September 2020

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South Carolina Farm Service Agency

1927 Thurmond Mall
Columbia, SC  29201

Phone:  803.806.3820

www.fsa.usda.gov/sc

State Executive Director:
Boone Peeler

State Committee:
Anthony Grant, Chairperson
Robert Battle
Bill Sarratt
Landy Weathers
Beth White

Administrative Officer:
Kenn Jameson

Acting Farm Programs Chief:
Evelyn Whitesides

Farm Loan Programs Chief:
William Shelley

Producers can contact their local FSA office for more information or to schedule an appointment.

USDA Supports U.S. Seafood Industry Impacted by Retaliatory Tariffs

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide approximately $530 million to support the U.S. seafood industry and fishermen impacted by retaliatory tariffs from foreign governments. The funding will be provided through the Seafood Trade Relief Program and funded through the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA).

Background:

The Seafood Trade Relief Program funding will support the following seafood types:

  • Atka mackerel
  • Crab (Dungeness, King, Snow, Southern Tanner)
  • Flounder
  • Geoduck
  • Goosefish
  • Herrings
  • Lobster
  • Pacific Cod
  • Pacific Ocean Perch
  • Pollock
  • Sablefish
  • Salmon
  • Sole
  • Squid
  • Tuna
  • Turbot