Farmers Now Have Until March 31 to Update Yields and Reallocate Base Acres; Deadline for Choosing Between ARC and PLC also Remains March 31.
FSA and OSU Extension Service Host County Farm Bill Meetings throughout Ohio.
Here’s a link
that shows where the county FSA Farm Bill meetings will be held. The state events webpage will be revised as additional meetings are scheduled.
OSU Extension Offers Conferences to Help Small Farm Owners March 13-14 and March 28.
Small farmers wanting to expand or make their farms work more efficiently or landowners who are new to agriculture and are looking for ways to utilize acreage, can learn entrepreneurial tips during a series of small farm conferences in March.
The “Opening Doors to Success” conference, which will be held March 13-14 at Wilmington College, Boyd Cultural Arts Center, 1870 Quaker Way in Wilmington, will feature educational and hands-on sessions and a trade show for landowners and small farmers.
The “Living Your Small Farm Dream” conference, which will be held March 28 in the Fisher Auditorium and Shisler Conference Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio, on the OARDC campus.
For more information the small farm conferences or to register online, go tohttp://go.osu.edu/smfarmconf2015
or contact Tony Nye at 937-382-0901 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
if eGov and Online Business interest you. Contact your local FSA office if you have questions about eGov and Online Business.
Ohio FSA State Committee Members:
- Mar. 16 --- Deadline to obtain 2015 NAP coverage on spring planted crops.
- Mar. 31 --- Final Availability for 2014 crop wheat, barley, oats, honey loans and LDPs.
- Mar. 31 ---- Last Day to update yield history and/or reallocate base acres.
- Mar. 31 --- Last Day for producers to make a one-time election between ARC and PLC for the 2014 through 2018 crop years.
- 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.