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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.

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?

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.

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