Danny Consenstein, SED
Alaska State Farm Service Agency
800 West Evergreen Ave., Suite 216
Palmer, AK 99645
Department Proposes Changes to “Actively Engaged” Rule
Free Basic Coverage Plans and Premium Discounts Available for New, Underserved and Limited Income Farmers
Data will Help Farmers and Ranchers to Select the Coverage Options that Their Fit Needs
Changes Increase Eligibility and Financing Options for Hard Working Families
USDA to Boost Rural Economic Growth and Opportunity 16 States
Signup Begins July 21, 2014 and Ends on September 8, 2014.
RTCP Applicants will have until Dec. 17, 2014, to provide supporting documentation.
County FSA Committee (COC) Election
June 15 through August 1, 2014, is the period for nominating farmers and ranchers as candidates for the local COC election. FSA encourages all eligible producers to nominate themselves, or another eligible producer, to run for office. Click on the following website for additional election information: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/elections
Updated March 2014:
2014 Alaska County Office Committee Structure
The three-member Northern and Southern County Farm Service Agency committees will meet as announced. We will post a notice on the county office bulletin board and in the newsletter announcing the next scheduled meeting.
The Northern Committee members are:
McLaren "Mac" Carter, LAA-1
Roger C. Hendry, LAA-2
Robert Green, Chair LAA-3
Randy Mayo, Advisor
The Southern Committee members are:
Christine Ford, LAA-1
William Hightower, LAA-2
Pam Lewis, Chair LAA-3
Are you a farmer or rancher who has substantially participated in a farming operation for at least three but no more than 10 years? Or are you a woman or minority-owned agricultural business? If so, you may qualify for beginning farmer or socially disadvantaged targeted loan funds with the Farm Service Agency. The USDA/Farm Service Agency makes both direct and guaranteed farm ownership and operating loans to family-size farmers and ranchers who cannot obtain financing from commercial credit sources. FSA loans can be used to purchase land, livestock, equipment, feed, seed and supplies. The loans can also be used to construct buildings or make farm improvements.
If you believe this program could be of benefit to you, please contact the Farm Service Agency Northern County Office at (907) 895-4242 or call (907) 761-7754 to reach the Southern County Office for more information. FSA loan officials will be happy to arrange an appointment to meet with you and discuss your options.
USDA is an equal opportunity lender and provider.
It is the responsibility of the producer to notify FSA throughout the year of any changes in farming operation or entity status. Please remember to update FSA records if you move or change your mailing address.