Well here we are almost to the end of January already. We’ve had some snow, freezing temperatures, rain and even a few 50 degree days. Amazing how fast things can change in our day-to-day lives.
People like to make New Year’s resolutions and by now they are either seeing a change in their life, or they have survived the failure. I personally do not make resolutions; change seems to come to each of us if we choose it or not. But, when I do decide a change is in order, I like to see the results now!
That is not the way it is with the Farm Service Agency. We are lucky enough to have a farm bill in place. Yes, it may be an extension, it may be temporary, but it is there and ready to be implemented.
With so much detail and so many variables, it may take awhile to actually see the results, but the changes are coming.
As each of the FSA offices across the United States receives the new forms, the new deadlines and the new program details, the employees in the local offices will get in touch of the producers they serve and share the information.
Until that time, we still offer Commodity Loans. I know with the price of grain, producers don’t always take advantage of these low interest, short-term loans. But, if you have grain that you own sitting in storage, this is a great way to increase your cash flow. The loan rate varies from county to county, so you will need to check with your local office, but the loan note is nine months long with a low interest rate for January of 1.125%. These loans are very simple to obtain and maintain. Please contact your local office for additional information!
That’s all for now,