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Weather Update

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There could be scattered showers around Choctaw County just about any day from Wednesday through Saturday. It will be very mild for this time of year with highs in the 50s and 60s with Thursday the warmest day at 66 degrees. Sometime around Sunday a stronger system is expected to move in with rain likely and even a chance of scattered thunderstorms with highs in the 60s.

Additional assistance for certain producers now offered by USDA

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide additional assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), expanding eligibility for some agricultural producers and commodities as well as updating payments to accurately compensate some producers who already applied for the program. Producers who are now eligible and those who need to modify existing applications due to these updates can contact USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) between Jan. 19 and Feb. 26. Some of these changes are being made to align with the recently enacted Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 while others are discretionary changes being made in response to ongoing evaluation of CFAP.