Click here for the July Edition
What’s in the 2014 Farm Bill for FSA Customers? – Click here
for more information
- Conservation Compliance – Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation – Fact Sheet
Important - Written notifications from USDA were recently sent to farmers and landowners providing updates on current base acres, yields and 2009-2012 planting history. Please cross check the information in your letter with your farm records. If information is correct no further action is needed at this time, but if any information appears to be incomplete or incorrect, contact your local FSA office as soon as possible.
CRP Signup and TIP Information – News Release
Extension of the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) Program for 2014 – News Release
RMA Crop Insurance Provisions and Information – RMA Website
Deadline to apply for ELAP has been extended to August 15, 2014 – News Release
Implementation of the disaster programs, authorized in the 2014 Farm Bill, is the top priority for USDA.
Signup for 2012 and 2013 livestock disaster programs started April 15, 2014. Please contact your local office for additional information.
Farmers and ranchers are encouraged to report farm records and business structure changes to FSA to prepare for disaster and future FSA Farm Bill Programs. Click here for more information.
for more information on USDA’s Disaster Assistance.
Producers that incurred livestock losses due to the blizzard conditions occurring in October 2013 are encouraged to document the losses for future disaster relief programs. News Release
- July 15, 2014 – Acreage Reporting Deadline for all Spring Seeded 2014 Crops and CRP
- August 15, 2014 – 2012 and 2013 ELAP Sign-up Deadline
- August 29, 2014 – 2012 SURE Sign-up Deadline
- September 26, 2014 – Deadline to request a reconstitution for 2014
GovDelivery, FSA’s online news service, will be used to distribute timely information on new Farm Bill programs.
for more information.
Farm Service Agency offers Microloans of up to $35,000
100 Beef Cow/100 Acre Ownership Advantage Program – Brochure
For more information visit www.cfra.org/veteran_farmers_project
or call 402-617-7946.
The Land Contract (LC) Guarantee Program is a new FSA loan program that will provide a government backed guarantee to landowners who sell their farm real estate to a beginning or socially disadvantaged farmer/rancher through a private land contract. Under this program there are two options, one that guarantees up to three annual installment payments on the contract and another that guarantees 90% of the unpaid principal balance of the contract. Only new land contracts are eligible for this program and the purchase price must not exceed $500,000. Contracts must be amortized over a minimum of 20 years and the buyer must provide a down payment of 5% of the purchase price. The guarantee period is for 10 years.
Our primary mission is to help Nebraska farmers and ranchers secure the highest possible financial assistance from USDA programs through accurate, timely and efficient program delivery.
Nebraska FSA is proud to continue its strong tradition of providing customer-based service to Nebraska producers. The hard working men and women of our FSA county offices are at the forefront of our efforts and remain the primary contact for program participation. We encourage you to speak with the staff at your local office on how we can be of service. Our web site can help you learn more about FSA programs and services and help you locate your local FSA Service Center.
State Executive Director
Nebraska State Farm Service Agency
7131 A Street
Lincoln, NE 68510