End Rows for Sept. 25
Payments issued in October Annual rental payments for the CRP program are scheduled to be issued the week of October 1. Those participants utilizing direct deposit should see the payments in their accounts the week of October 8. DCP and ACRE direct payments will be processed after CRP, and participants should see those disbursements around October 15...
End Rows for Aug. 9, 2011
Disaster assistance for livestock producers If livestock producers experienced any heat-related livestock deaths, the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) may be able to help. The program provides assistance for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality...
End Rows for Aug. 2, 2011
USDA announces last call for producers to file AGI forms with the IRS There are still some producers who must submit an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) verification consent form (CCC-927 or CCC-928) to the IRS as soon as possible in order to maintain eligibility for 2009 and 2010 program benefits...
End Rows for June 14, 2011
County committee nominations
End Rows for June 7, 2011
FSA targets funds for socially
End Rows for May 17, 2011
Prevented planting reporting deadline extended The deadline for reporting all Prevented Planted crops, except small grains, has been extended to July 31, 2011, which is also the last day for reporting planted acres. The original deadline for reporting prevented planted acres was within 15 days of the crop's final planting date...
End Rows April 12, 2011
CRP GENERAL SIGNUP ENDS APRIL 15 The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup period ends this Friday, April 15, 2011. Landowners enrolled in the CRP program receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource conserving covers on eligible farmland...
End Rows for March 29, 2011
FSA eAlerts In an effort to save money, the Missouri FSA will no longer be mailing postcards to producers for deadline reminders and other program information. As an alternative, producers can now sign up to receive program reminders through FSA eAlerts via e-mail and/or text message...
End Rows for March 22, 2011
Notice to hispanic or women farmers and ranchers If you believe that the United States Department of Agriculture improperly denied farm loan benefits to you between 1981 and 2000 because you are Hispanic or because you are female, you may be able to apply for compensation...
End Rows for March 15,
CRP general signup #41 CRP General Signup #41 started March 14 and will run through April 15, 2011. CRP is a voluntary program that helps agricultural producers use environmentally sensitive land for conservation benefits. Producers enrolled in CRP plant long-term, resource-conserving covers to control soil erosion, improve water and air quality and develop wildlife habitat...
End Rows for Feb. 15, 2011
Asparagus revenue market loss assistance payment (ALAP) program FSA's Asparagus Revenue Market Loss Assistance Payment (ALAP) Program compensates producers for marketing losses resulting from imports during the 2004 through 2007 crop years. Sign for ALAP began February 7, 2011 and continues through April 8, 2011...
End Rows for Feb. 8, 2011
Disaster assistance for livestock producers FSA programs may be available to assist livestock producers dealing with recent weather events. The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) helps producers recover from livestock deaths beyond normal mortality rates that are caused by adverse weather...
End Rows Feb. 1, 2011
WEATHER VARIANCE NEEDED TO MAINTAIN HELC COMPLIANCE Many landowners and operators were forced to complete their farming practices under extremely wet conditions during the 2010 growing season. The excessive rainfall caused producers significant loss of residue which could jeopardize compliance with their farm's conservation plan...
End Rows for Jan. 25, 2011
DISASTER APPLICATION DEADLINE January 31, 2011 is the deadline to apply for payment under the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey bees, and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP) and the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) for weather-related losses experienced in 2010...
End Rows for Jan. 11, 2011
2009 SURE program sign-up begins on Jan. 10, 2011 The sign-up period for the 2009 crop year Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program began on Jan. 10, 2011. SURE is one of five standing disaster programs included in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008...
End Rows for Jan. 4, 2011
1099G's due January 31 Producers' CCC-1099-G statements showing payments they received in 2010 will be issued from Kansas City by January 31. If you have questions about your payments, you may contact your local FSA office for more detailed information...
End Rows for Dec. 21, 2010
Commodity loans If you are planning to request a commodity loan before the end of the year, don't wait until the last minute. It can take a few days to process a loan request, particularly if you would like a measurement service done. We now have less than two weeks before 2011...
End Rows for Dec. 14, 2010
County committee election results On December 9th, ballots from the recent County Committee election were counted. Donald Boland of Sweet Springs was elected to his second term on the Committee. Boland will continue to represent producers in the Saline County townships of Elmwood, Salt Pond, Liberty, and Blackwater...
End Rows for Dec. 7, 2010
Farm loan programs The Farm Service Agency is committed to providing family farmers with loans to meet their farm credit needs. If you are having trouble getting the credit you need for your farm, or regularly borrow from FSA, direct and guaranteed loans are currently available...
End Rows for Nov. 30, 2010
Sign-up for crop assistance program ends December 9 The Crop Assistance Program (CAP) provides assistance to rice, cotton, soybean and sweet potato producers that suffered losses because of excessive moisture in 2009. Only those counties with a 2009 Secretarial Disaster designation are eligible...
End Rows for Nov. 23
Marketing assistance loans Marketing Assistance loans are commodity loans available to producers who share in the risk of producing the crop. To be eligible, you must maintain beneficial interest in the crop through loan repayment. Commodity loan eligibility also requires you comply with conservation and wetland protection requirements; beneficial interest requirements, file acreage reports, and ensure that the commodity meets CCC minimum grade and quality standards...
End Rows Nov. 16, 2010
Soil tests for new CRP contracts Producers with new CRP contracts that were offered during the recent General CRP sign-up are reminded that soil tests are required to determine nutrient needs for their CRP practices. The minimum requirement is one soil sample for each 20 acres, or portion thereof, OR one per field...
End rows Nov. 2, 2010
November interest rates The Farm Storage Facility Loan program is a program that provides low-interest financing for producers to build or upgrade farm storage and handling facilities. Interest rates for Farm Storage Facility Loans approved for November 2010 are as follows,...