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Welcome to Michigan

 
Michigan is the second most agriculturally diverse state in the country. Michigan's unique micro-climates allow farmers to produce over 125 different food and fiber products. Agriculture, the 2nd largest industry contributes $37 billion annually to the states economy.

 
Michigan ranks #1 in production of black beans, cranberry beans, blueberries, tart cherries, processing cucumbers and Niagara grapes, the production of flowering and bedding plants, seed and cutting geraniums and hanging baskets.

 

 
Important Crop Year Dates to Remember

 
  • November 15th - Deadline to report fall seeded small grains and perennial forage, including pasture.

 
  • January 2nd - Final Date for Honey producers to report number of colonies.

 
  • January 15th - Final date to report for Apples, Blueberries, Cherries, Grapes, Peaches, Apricots, Asparagus, Caneberries, Chestnuts, Cranberries, Currants, Nectarines, Pears, Plums, Prunes, Rhubarb, and Strawberries.

 
  • January 31st - Final date to obtain loans or LDP's on wool and mohair for the preceding year

 
  • February 1st - Final date to report number of eligible trees and Taps for Maple Sap Producers.

 
  • March 15th - Sales closing date for many NAP crops. See details in "NAP sales closing dates" link below

 
  • March 31st - Final date to obtain loans or LDP's on harvested small grains for the preceding crop year

 

 
  • May 31st - Final date to obtain loans or LDP's on harvested feed grains and soybeans for the preceding crop year

 
  • June 30th - Final date to submit a prevented planting claim for soybeans for current crop year

 
  • July 15th - Deadline for reporting previous crop year's production for enrolled ACRE farms.

 
  • July 15th - deadline for reporting Beans (Adzuki, Black turtle, Cranberry, Great Northern, Kidney, Dark Red Kidney, Light Red Kidney, White Kidney, Pinto, Small Red, Small White/Navy, Tebo, *--Yellow Eye), Cabbage (planted 3/31-5/31), Cucumbers (planted 5/10-6/15), Forage seeding, all other crops.

 
  • August 15th - Deadline to report Beans (all other types), Cabbage (Planted 6/1-7/20), Cucumbers (planted 5/15-7/20 in Arenac, Bay, Gladwin, Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella, Mecosta, Midland, Montcalm, Newaygo, Saginaw, Sanilac and Tuscola Counties). Cucumbers (planted 5/10-7/31 in Allegan, Muskegon and Ottawa Counties), Cucumbers (planted 6/16-8/5 in St. Joseph County).

 
  • September 30th - Deadline to report for Aquiculture, Christmas Trees, Floriculture, Ginseng, Mushrooms, Nursery (Ornamental and Non-Ornamental) and Turfgrass Sod Producers.

 

 

 
On Going Sign-Up

 

 
  • -Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP)

 

 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers. If you believe you experienced discrimination when obtaining services from USDA, participating in a USDA program, or participating in a program that receives financial assistance from USDA, you may file a complaint with USDA. Information about how to file a discrimination complaint is available from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights.

 
USDA prohíbe la discriminación contra sus clientes. Si usted cree que ha sido discriminado al obtener servicios del USDA o al participar en un programa del USDA o un programa que recibe asistencia financiera Federal del USDA, usted puede presentar una queja (querella) al USDA. La Oficina del Secretario Adjunto de Derechos Civiles Ie ofrece información sobre como radicar una queja de discriminación

 

 
State Executive Director - Christine White

 
Call or write us at:
United States Department of Agriculture
Michigan Farm Service Agency
3001 Coolidge Rd, Suite 350
East Lansing, Mi. 48823-6321
(517)324-5110
Office hours M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

 
Michigan FSA State Committee

 
Cheryl Kobernik, Chairperson
Art Lister Jr., Member
Annette Magda, Member
Dr. Eddie Moore, Member
Robert Walther, Member

 

 

 
Spotlights

 
www.usda.gov/newfarmers: Helping you help America’s next generation of farmers and ranchers

 
Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden invites you and your staff to learn more about www.usda.gov/newfarmers, a new “one stop shop” for USDA resources available to new and beginning farmers. This website will be a valuable addition to your toolkit as you continue your diligent work representing USDA in the field. Like you, the Deputy has a personal passion and commitment toward building the strong next generation of farmers and ranchers. The Deputy will lead the discussion and take questions about how www.usda.gov/newfarmers can help you continue bringing great service to our customers.

 
What: USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden leads training webinar on www.usda.gov/newfarmers

 
When: Wednesday July 30, 2-2:45 pm ET

 

 
This session is for USDA employees and contractors only.

 
Resources for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers

 
Small and midsize producers provide new opportunities for American agriculture across the country. This page provides small and midsize producers valuable resources and program information about access to capital, land management and conservation practices, managing risk, finding local markets, and other educational resources.

 
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