Stories by FSA Andy

Foreigners with agricultural land must submit form

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Wayne County Fair starts Sept. 11. It remains the largest junior fair in Ohio, with more than 350 dairy projects, 350 swine projects, 150 lamb projects and 125 steer projects, along with numerous horse, goat, rabbit and poultry projects. Fair This fair is also the least expensive to come see, with gate admission only […]

Be on the lookout for IRS compliance form

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hello Again! Do you know what numismatics is? This is the scientific study of money and its history in varied forms. Barter was considered the first form of money in which an individual would exchange a personal possession for something of value they wanted. Through the years, money has taken on several different forms. People […]

Commodity loans are available through FSA

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hello Again! This spring the rains came and kept on coming, with some fields never drying out to plant. Once the rains stopped, then the heat and humidity was close behind. Basically the area went from winter to summer in zero to 14 days. Talk about the weather being challenging. The farmers finally get the […]

Ask FSA Andy by FSA Andy– Honey comes from bees

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Hello Again, A deep red Gerber daisy from my daughter for Mother’s Day. A soft pink geranium that was given to us by our Master Gardener adviser. My lavender wisteria that was gorgeous in May continues to bloom here and there. Mother Nature has outdone herself on providing a rainbow of colors around my house […]

Ask FSA Andy by FSA Andy: What is a disaster?

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hello Again! What would you classify as a ‘disaster’? I guess the answer to this would depend on who you asked and the timing of the question. It can cover anything from my house that needs cleaned, my desk that needs organized, to the recent weather-related disasters experienced throughout the United States. Disasters touch the […]

FSA Andy: Low-interest loans can teach youth financial responsibility

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Farm Service Agency has Youth Loans available. These loans can be up to $5,000 and the youth must be age 10 through 20.

Ask FSA Andy by FSA Andy

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Hello Again! It’s Friday afternoon and I’m trying to figure out what to write for FSA Andy. FSA stuff can be a ” little” boring and of course we are never allowed to provide an opinion, because the agency is concerned that someone might come back and sue them for following some expressed opinions. I […]

Ask FSA Andy by FSA Andy

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Hello Again! Happy belated Fourth of July to all. Here are some neat tidbits about the Fourth. The actual resolution declaring our independence from England was passed July 2, 1776, with Congress finally approving it July 4. Fourth Did you know Thomas Jefferson the principle author? We didn’t start calling the Fourth Independence Day until […]

FSA Andy: Assistance program offered for renewable energy crops

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced the establishment of four additional Biomass Crop Assistance Program project areas to promote the cultivation of crops that can be processed into renewable energy.

Ask FSA Andy: Commodity Credit Corp. loans, CRP and farm loans

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hello Again! Today I have three topics I would like to briefly talk about. They include your stored grain that is under loan, maintenance of your CRP land, and any claims of past discrimination in obtaining farm loans. First, let’s discuss that grain in your bin that is under Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) loan. Since […]

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