Stories by FSA Andy

Ask FSA Andy: There are USDA loans out there for farmers

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hello Again! This week I would like to remind you that USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers loans for farmers to purchase farmland and finance agricultural operations. FSA loans are designed to help producers who are temporarily unable to obtain private or commercial credit. In many cases, applicants are beginning farmers who have insufficient net […]

Ask FSA Andy: Preventing barn fires

Thursday, June 7, 2012

FSA Andy gives advice on how to prevent hay stack fires.

Ask FSA Andy: FSA elections and Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

FSA Andy discusses Memorial Day and the upcoming County FSA Committee Elections.

Ask FSA Andy: Busy time of the year! Sign up now!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Hello Again! Is your corn in the ground? Are you done with beans yet? What? Are you just a bit busy right now? With all this sunshine and the days getting longer, you’re still not done? You know, there’s hay to mow too… Believe me, we understand. Trying to balance the demands of planting, the […]

Ask FSA Andy by FSA Andy about NAP assistance and crop acreage

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hello Again! I was asked the other day why farmers talk about the weather. Guessing it goes back to that it is the one variable that everything else aside, can either make or break us for the year. Even if we do everything right, without the weather, our crop will still fail! So yes, especially […]

Ask FSA by FSA Andy: Crop acreage

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Hello Again! And a warm welcome to the beautiful springtime weather! Now that spring planting has begun, many farmers are busy trying to get all of their crops planted by the final crop planting dates established by the Risk Management Agency. If, by chance, Mother Nature does not cooperate, the Farm Service Agency encourages producers […]

Ask FSA about the Conservation Reserve Program or CRP

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hello Again! Kitchen – check. Bedrooms – check. Garage – check. Yes, I’ve been busy spring cleaning! Have you ever wondered who works to clean our planet? America’s farmers and ranchers play an important role in keeping the earth clean through the Farm Service Agency’s Conservation Reserve Program. CRP conserves soil, improves water and air […]

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Farmers, if you plan to plant a different crop on your current cropland, check with NRCS to assure the new crop will qualify under your conservation system.

FSA Andy: Eating that milk chocolate Easter bunny and thinking about MILC

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced the Milk Income Loss Contract will kick in for February, the first time there has been a payment for MILC since April 2010.

FSA Andy: Don’t miss deadlines for CRP or DCP

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Farmers, in the hustle of the spring season, don’t forget a few upcoming USDA Farm Service Agency programs and dates.

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