4 Farm Bill Meetings scheduled throughout Ohio in Aug and Sept. For additional information, please click here
For the latest on 2014 Farm Bill programs administered by FSA, please visit our Farm Bill website at www.fsa.usda.gov/farmbill
For an FSA program overview please read, our recently posted FSA Farm Bill Fact Sheet titled, What’s in the 2014 Farm Bill for Farm Service Agency Customers?
In Ohio, agriculture is a huge industry. One in seven Ohioans are employed in the food and agriculture industry which contributes over $98 billion to the state's economic growth.
Ohio's top commodities include: soybeans, corn, wheat, tomatoes, cucumbers, grapes, Swiss cheese and egg production.
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides federal program benefits to Ohio's farmers and producers' in terms of loans for operating and land purchase, commodity price supports, disaster relief, emergency assistance, conservation and other needed agriculture support efforts.
Through these activities, FSA supports the USDA mission and helps ensure a healthful, stable, accessible and affordable food supply. Through these programs, FSA also fosters good land stewardship, which will help preserve our agricultural land for generations to come.
Steve D. Maurer
State Executive Director, Ohio
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Ohio FSA State Committee Members:
- Aug. 15 -- Deadline to file 2012 and 2013 ELAP losses for Honeybee, Livestock and Farm-Raised Fish Losses.
- Aug. 29 --- Deadline to sign-up for the 2012 SURE program.
- Sept. 2 --- Labor Day Holiday. FSA Offices Closed.
- Oct. 1 ---- Deadline to obtain 2015 NAP coverage for Winter Wheat, Rye, Barley and Speltz.
- Continues -- Farm Storage Facility Loan Program.
United States Department of Agriculture
Ohio Farm Service Agency
200 North High St. Room 540
Columbus, OH 43215
Office Hours are 8:00-4:30pm EST.