Tag Archives: FSA

USDA Announces January Income over Feed Cost Margin Triggers First 2019 Dairy Safety Net Payment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the January 2019 income over feed cost margin was $7.99 per hundredweight, triggering the first payment for eligible dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new but yet-to-be established Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program. DMC, which replaces the […]

Scotland County Nearly Shutout in Latest CRP Signup

In May the results of the 49th annual Conservation Reserve Program enrollment results were announced with more than 800,000 acres nationwide accepted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help farmers offset the costs of restoring, enhancing and protecting certain grasses, shrubs and trees that improve water quality, prevent soil erosion and strengthen wildlife […]

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 […]

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 […]

Secretary of Agriculture Designates 98 Missouri Counties as Primary Disaster Areas

The Secretary of Agriculture designated 98 Missouri counties as primary agricultural disaster areas making certain farmers and other agricultural producers in primary and contiguous counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans from USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). The following counties were designated as primary disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rainfall and […]

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 […]

FSA Offers Haying, Grazing Options for CRP Acreage

CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) participants may release their CRP acreage for haying or grazing.  A payment reduction of 25% of the annual rental payment times the number of acres actually hayed or grazed will be assessed.  The assessment may be paid in advance or deducted from the annual CRP payment. BEFORE haying or grazing CRP, […]

Nomination Deadline Nears for Farm Service Agency County Committees

  U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan Garcia reminds farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that August 1st is the deadline for local FSA county committee nominations. County committees are an important link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Farmers and ranchers elected to local […]

Farm Service Agency to Host 2012 County Committee Election

The US Department of Agriculture has a local connection with our farmers—the Farm Service Agency committee system. County Committees stand as a testament to USDA-FSA’s commitment to empowering locally-led decision makers. Gary Kittle, executive director for the Scotland County FSA, says the County Committee system has been around since the 1930’s and represents grassroots democracy […]