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FSA Andy: No one likes paperwork, but don’t miss key farm program deadlines

Thursday, January 26, 2012

If you’ve bought or sold land, or added or dropped rented ground, be sure to let your USDA Farm Service Agency office know.

FSA Andy: Changes to come

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Budget reductions are changing the face of the FSA offices across the state, like everyone we are doing more with less. Less staffing, limited supplies, and even proposals of fewer offices.

FSA program assists with farm real estate transfers

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Farm Service Agency has a new Land Contract Guarantee loan program to assist with the transfers of farm real estate. This has been a pilot program in six states for the past three years.

FSA accepting applications for rural youth loan program

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Farm Service Agency has a loan program to assist rural youth to establish and operate income producing agriculture projects. The youth loan program is connected to participation in 4-H or FFA.

SURE helps farmers who’ve suffered crop losses

Thursday, December 22, 2011

As the year winds down I would like to remind you that the Farm Service Agency offices have a The Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program yields and rates for 2010 crops. SURE is available for crop losses due to natural disasters.

FSA connects farmers through its Transition Incentives Program

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Farm Service Agency has come up with a service called TIP Net. This is a tool to connect retired or retiring land owners or operators with beginning or socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers who are interested in the Transition Incentives program (TIP).

FSA Andy: It’s time to ready the farm for winter

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Winterizing farm equipment can reduce start-up time in the spring, extend the life of equipment and allow for higher re-sale value.

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.

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