The USDA is trying to beef up the ways it reaches underserved farmers who are not currently enrolled in USDA loan, farm or conservation programs.
Hello again! The other day my wife asked me to retrieve some canned goods from the basement cupboard and I was reminded of the many trips I made to the fruit cellar as a child. There were rows and rows of quart jars filled with vegetables and fruits and meats. It was a beautiful sight […]
There was a time not too long ago that folks with cataracts had little hope of regaining their full vision and enjoying nature’s wonders. Most of us take the privilege of sight for granted and I know many of our readers have had cataract surgery and know firsthand what a blessing it is.
Make sure your power of attorney form on file with the USDA’s Farm Service Agency is the right one.
If you’ve bought or sold land, or added or dropped rented ground, be sure to let your USDA Farm Service Agency office know.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Winterizing farm equipment can reduce start-up time in the spring, extend the life of equipment and allow for higher re-sale value.
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.
Any payments received from USDA are subject to farmer eligibility as well as limited to a payment limitation provisions.
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.
The Farm Service Agency has loan programs to assist members of socially disadvantaged groups and beginning farmers to finance agricultural enterprises.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.