Stories by FSA Andy

Hunting tales and dairy margin protection

Thursday, December 18, 2014

With deer hunting over, time to focus on farm programs.

Ask FSA Andy about ELAP disaster assistance

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The USDA has announced that nearly 2,500 applicants will receive disaster assistance through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) for losses suffered from Oct. 1, 2011, through Sept. 30, 2013.

Ask FSA Andy about the Milk Margin Protection Program

Thursday, December 4, 2014

If your house is anything like ours, I am sure you have seen enough leftovers and turkey casseroles until another holiday.

What you need to know about the Tree Assistance Program

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Sign-up for the Tree Assistance Program continues.

Ask FSA Andy about farm storage and facility loans

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) program allows producers of eligible commodities to obtain low-interest financing to build or upgrade farm storage and handling facilities.

Cash in on opportunities with farm storage, facility loans

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Opportunities to help you build your grain storage needs.

Ask FSA Andy about FSA county committees elections

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Well the national election is over and you probably thought that all the advertisements and articles about elections were over!

Ask FSA Andy about the Dairy Margin Protection Program

Thursday, November 6, 2014

FSA has teamed up with OSU Extension to educate dairy producers on the new milk program called the Dairy Margin Protection Program, MPP-Dairy.

For noninsured crops, consider NAP

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hello Friends! My kids love Halloween, and judging from the decorations on some of the houses around the mile, there are several adults in my area who love it as well. Sometimes it takes me back to when I was a kid. My mother would help make me up into either a ghost or some […]

Ask FSA Andy about ARC/PLC decision tools

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Beginning Nov. 17, farmers will have the opportunity to come into their local FSA office and declare which program option they want to be in for the life of this new farm bill.

Ask FSA Andy about CRP checks

Thursday, October 16, 2014

While fall harvest signifies the end of a growing season on many farms, at the Farm Service Agency it means that a new year is just beginning.

Seriously, update your FSA yields soon!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Time of year to update your FSA yields.

Ask FSA Andy about marketing loans during fall harvest

Thursday, September 25, 2014

As you harvest your crops this fall, keep in mind that you can obtain marketing loans through our office that enable you to obtain cash to operate while you are holding onto your crop for future marketing opportunities or for feeding.

Milk margin protection sign-up begins

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mark your calendars for milk margin protection sign-up.

Ask FSA Andy about USDA letters

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Farm Service Agency is in the process of implementing new programs that were passed in the Agricultural Act of 2014 or better known as the 2014 Farm Bill.

Ask FSA Andy about conservation plans

Thursday, August 21, 2014

This week found yellow school buses screeching to a stop to pick up children with overstuffed backpacks and a lunch box in their hand, excited for their first day of school

Ask FSA Andy about FSA loan funds

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Farm Service Agency continues to have loan funds available in all categories of the loan programs.

Ask FSA Andy about crop insurance

Thursday, August 7, 2014

As you can see from the wide variety of weather Ohio experiences in a seven-month period, one may want to consider some type of coverage on their crops that they invest their time and money into planting.

Changes are coming to FSA programs

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hello Again! Change is inevitable. Change is good. Change is a necessity. These phrases may seem like profound words of wisdom, but seriously we all know change occurs. The only constant regarding change that I know of, is when I slam my Tundra truck door, that change (coins) flies out of my ashtray in the […]

Ask FSA Andy about FSA tips

Thursday, July 24, 2014

It’s Friday afternoon and I’m trying to figure out what to write for FSA Andy.

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FSA Andy is written by USDA Farm Service Agency county executive directors in northeastern Ohio.