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Producers in Appanoose, Clarke, Decatur, Jefferson, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Monroe, Union, Wapello, Warren, Wayne County are eligible to apply for 2017 Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) benefits on native pasture, improved pasture, annual ryegrass, and forage sorghum. LFP provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who suffer grazing losses for covered livestock due to drought on privately owned or cash leased land or fire on federally managed land. County committees can only accept LFP applications Continue reading

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Crop Progress ISSN: 1948-3007 Released November 6, 2017, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Corn Harvested – Selected States [These 18 States harvested 94% of the 2016 corn acreage] ———————————————————————— : Week ending : :—————————————–: State : November 5, : October 29, : November 5, : 2012-2016 : 2016 : 2017 : 2017 : Average ———————————————————————— : percent : Colorado …….: 84 31 50 76 Continue reading

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The USDA Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Direct Farm Ownership loans are a resource to help farmers and ranchers become owner-operators of family farms, improve and expand current operations, increase agricultural productivity, and assist with land tenure to save farmland for future generations. Depending on the applicant’s needs, there are three types of Direct Farm Ownership Loans: regular, down payment and joint financing. FSA also offers a Direct Farm Ownership Microloan option for smaller financial needs Continue reading

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Farm Service Agency Stands Ready to Assist Agricultural Producers Affected by Drought Iowa Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers in of federal farm program benefits that may be available to help eligible producers recover from drought. FSA offers disaster assistance and low-interest loan programs to assist agricultural producers in their recovery efforts during drought or similar qualifying natural disasters. Available programs and loans include: · Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) – provides Continue reading

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Payment Limitations by Program The 2014 Farm Bill established a maximum dollar amount for each program that can be received annually, directly or indirectly, by each person or legal entity. Payment limitations vary by program for 2014 through 2018. Below is an overview of payment limitations by program. Commodity and Price Support Programs The annual limitation for the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, Loan Deficiency Payments (LDPs) and Market Loan Continue reading