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Milk margin protection sign-up begins

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mark your calendars for milk margin protection sign-up.

Ask FSA Andy about USDA letters

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Farm Service Agency is in the process of implementing new programs that were passed in the Agricultural Act of 2014 or better known as the 2014 Farm Bill.

Ask FSA Andy about conservation plans

Thursday, August 21, 2014

This week found yellow school buses screeching to a stop to pick up children with overstuffed backpacks and a lunch box in their hand, excited for their first day of school

Ask FSA Andy about FSA loan funds

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Farm Service Agency continues to have loan funds available in all categories of the loan programs.

Ask FSA Andy about crop insurance

Thursday, August 7, 2014

As you can see from the wide variety of weather Ohio experiences in a seven-month period, one may want to consider some type of coverage on their crops that they invest their time and money into planting.

Changes are coming to FSA programs

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hello Again! Change is inevitable. Change is good. Change is a necessity. These phrases may seem like profound words of wisdom, but seriously we all know change occurs. The only constant regarding change that I know of, is when I slam my Tundra truck door, that change (coins) flies out of my ashtray in the […]

Ask FSA Andy about FSA tips

Thursday, July 24, 2014

It’s Friday afternoon and I’m trying to figure out what to write for FSA Andy.

Conservation through the years

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Like farming practices, conservation has changed a lot over the years.

Ask FSA Andy about loans

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Hello again, One of the greatest challenges facing U.S. farmers is marketing their production at a profit. The last couple of years, corn and soybeans were selling near record highs and most farmers, even those with no marketing strategy, fared well. The next few years, with crop prices falling, offer a different story. The Farm […]

Ask FSA Andy about acronyms

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Even though I vowed almost 30 years ago when I first starting working here that I wouldn’t use acronyms, I find myself using all of them.

Sign up for CRP any time

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Last week, the Farm Service Agency restarted the Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup. This program gets its name from having no ending sign-up date, thus it is a continuous signup. The CRP program is designed to take environmentally-sensitive land out of production and install conservation practices, by providing yearly rental payments and cost sharing […]

Ask FSA by FSA Andy: Check in and report all of your crops

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hello Again! Reporting your crop acres to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) Office each year is one of the best financial decisions you can make for your farming operation. For most farmers, reporting crop acres is habit or tradition, however, if you don’t report your acres or have recently obtained a farm or the management […]

Did you plant after June 5? Call FSA

Thursday, June 5, 2014

As I worked in the hayfield this last weekend, counting the small squares as they went off the back of the baler, I once again realized how blessed I was to be a farmer and to be involved in agriculture in general.

Done planting? Keep good records just in case

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Producers should record all pertinent information of natural disaster consequences, including as much documentation as possible to substantiate your claim.

FSA county committee members help fellow farmers

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Hello Again! As you read this, Memorial Day is right around the corner. Maybe you will celebrate with a cookout and a visit to the cemetery. Maybe you will attend a parade or maybe you will spend it in the seat of a tractor. No matter how you celebrate Memorial Day, I hope you take […]

Remember to report your planting

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Crop reporting is still required to maintain eligibility for most USDA programs.

Tree assist. prog offers relief

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Hello Again, The Farm Service Agency recently announced orchardists and nursery tree growers who experienced losses from natural disasters that occurred on or after Oct. 1, 2011, can sign up for the Tree Assistance Program. TAP was authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 as a permanent disaster program. Ohio has been hit hard this […]

USDA sets date for soybean request for referendum

Thursday, May 1, 2014

USDA will offer soybean producers the opportunity to request a referendum on the Soybean Promotion and Research Order.

Report failed crop acreage

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Hello again! With spring planting quickly approaching, the Farm Service Agency encourages farmers to report failed crop acreage that will not be brought to harvest to their Farm Service Agency office. Failed acreage must be reported to Farm Service Agency before destroying and replanting to allow time for a field check. “It is very important […]

FSA provides free online news service

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hello again! Keeping up with the times is now a little easier using the Farm Service Agency’s GovDelivery system. GovDelivery is a one-stop shop for the most up-to-date USDA program information. What’s available Through FSA’s GovDelivery electronic news service, participants can choose to receive federal farm program information by topic, state and/or county. Producers can […]

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