Stories by FSA Andy

FSA Andy: Holidays spur reminders

Thursday, December 1, 2011

We all have rituals and traditions that put us in the mood to get things done before, well, fill in the blank. Here at the Farm Service Agency, we have some annual clean-up and reminders that need to be done with the coming of the New Year.

FSA Andy: Farmers, be sure to report changes to your operation

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Any payments received from USDA are subject to farmer eligibility as well as limited to a payment limitation provisions.

The nominees are in: FSA members to begin voting for county committee

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Your local Farm Service Agency accepted nominations for the county committee election. Each county office will host an election for local administrative areas. These areas are made up of certain townships within the county.

FSA loan programs assist socially disadvantaged farmers

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Farm Service Agency has loan programs to assist members of socially disadvantaged groups and beginning farmers to finance agricultural enterprises.

Weather hindering wheat planting

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I sat at the softball field this past weekend watching my youngest daughter play. I sat under an umbrella with a blanket and two sweatshirts, while she stood on the field in her uniform with a few layers underneath getting soaked by the rain. The rain just kept rolling in and out for all three […]

If rain has kept you from planting fall crops, FSA can help

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Producers and farmers who were prevented from planting wheat by the final planting date have until Nov. 4 to visit their local FSA county office and report the prevented planting acreage.

Disaster Assistance Programs protect farmers from unforseeble circumstances

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Insurance can be a great form of protection for the unforeseeable. The Farm Service Agency offers the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, which provides financial assistance to producers that plant non-insurable crops and suffer a low yield, a loss of inventory, or prevented planting occurs due to a natural disaster.

FSA Andy: Agency offers safety nets to assist farmers in difficult year

Thursday, September 29, 2011

For the 2011 year, all counties in Ohio have been given an Emergency Disaster Designation which makes the local farmers and livestock producers eligible for several programs and special funding.

FSA Andy: SURE program helps farmers in difficult times

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program was authorized by the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 to provide assistance to producers suffering crop losses because of disasters.

FSA Andy: What you should know about the Conservation Reserve Program

Thursday, September 15, 2011

It seems as though “going green” is all the rage. But did you know the Farm Service Agency has been “going green” for many years?

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