WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) highlighted the announced changes by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to deadlines that were previously disrupted by the partial government shutdown.

“Both during the shutdown and after it, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue has done a tremendous job making sure our farmers and ranchers receive the assistance they need,” said Senator Cramer. “I hope Democrats will come to the table to negotiate in good faith so our agriculture community can continue to receive long-term stability.”

Below are the program extension dates from FSA:

Market Facilitation Program -- Deadline to apply extended to Feb. 14, 2019

Marketing Assistance Loans -- If loan matured in December 2018, settlement date extended to Feb. 14, 2019

Peanut loans or Loan Deficiency Payments - loan availability date now Feb. 28, 2019

Emergency Conservation Program -- Performance reporting due Feb. 14, 2019

Livestock Forage Disaster -- 2018 application for payment due Feb. 28, 2019

Emergency Assistance Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish Program

Notice of loss due Feb. 14, 2019

Livestock Indemnity Program -- Notice of loss due Feb. 14, 2019

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program -- Submitting 2019 application for coverage due Feb. 14, 2019

Notice of loss for 72-hour harvest and grazing (as applicable) due Feb. 14, 2019

Notice of loss for prevented planting and failed acres due Feb. 14, 2019

Applications for payment for 2018 covered losses due Feb. 14, 2019

Tree Assistance Program -- Notice of loss due Feb. 14, 2019

Note: January reporting deadlines extended to Feb. 14, 2019 for fall-planted small grains (including wheat) and canola.

Constituents may contact Bree Vculek at 202-224-2043 or Kaitlyn Weidert at 701-837-6141 if they have additional questions.