Tag Archives: Farm Service Agency

Loss of Wildlife Protection Area Could Cost Scotland County CRP Contracts 

With millions of dollars hanging in the balance, the last thing prospective Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) participants want to hear is that they are starting the competitive bid process in worse shape than before. That is exactly what Scotland County producers learned recently, as the region has lost its Wildlife Priority Area (WPA) designation, and […]

FSA, NRCS to Host CRP Meeting in Memphis

Scotland County FSA (Farm Service Agency) and NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service) will be hosting a CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) meeting on Wednesday, January 13. The meeting will start at 1:00 p.m. at the Fitness Center meeting room at Memphis. FSA and NRCS representatives will review CRP signup process, eligibility requirements, conservation plans, and management […]

FSA Deadlines Approaching for Forage, Fall Seeding Reports

Scotland County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Sharon Marks, reminds producers that all 2016 perennial and biennial forage crops must be reported by November 15th and fall-seeded small grains by December 15th. Marks said all 2016 perennial and biennial forage acres, such as pasture acreage intended for haying or grazing, must be reported […]

Emergency Conservation Program Funds Made Available Following Spring Flooding

Scotland County producers who suffered cropland damage due to the heavy rains and flooding that occurred this spring may be eligible for assistance through the Farm Service Agency.  Scotland County has been approved for the ECP (Emergency Conservation Program). Assistance is available to restore structures and other installations. Levee repair is not available through the […]

Producers Must Report Prevented Planting and Failed Acres

A relatively dry March has been replaced by wetter weather in April and May causing some area farmers delays in planting. While rain totals have not been excessive, the timing of the showers has proven troublesome for some producers who are running out of windows to get crops into the ground. Sharon Marks, Executive Director […]

Farm Bill’s New Wheat/Feed Grain Programs to be Discussed at Local Meetings

New wheat/feed grain programs will be one of the topics of the new Farm Bill that will be discussed by Farm Service Agency (FSA) and University of Missouri Extension experts at a pair of local meetings in January. “The new programs are referred to as ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage),” said […]

Farmers, Ranchers Encouraged to Make  Voices Heard in FSA County Committee Elections

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging farmers and ranchers to make their voices heard by voting in the upcoming Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Committee elections. FSA Administrator Val Dolcini announced that beginning Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, USDA will mail ballots for the 2014 elections to eligible producers across the country. Producers must […]

Local Livestock Owners Eligible for Federal Grazing Disaster Aid

Farm Service Agency is taking applications through January 30, 2015 for grazing losses that occurred in 2012 and 2013. Clark and Scotland Counties suffered severe and extreme drought during those years, specifically during the normal grazing periods. Eligible livestock includes: adult beef and dairy cows/bulls, non-adult beef and dairy cows weighing over 500 pounds on […]