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Program Contacts
Voice: (334) 279-3508
Fax: (855) 747-0599
Vickie Lane, Public Relations/Outreach Specialist
Voice: (334) 279-3523
Fax: (855) 747-0599
Susan Tranum, Key Agricultural Program Specialist
Shnequie Bowman-Greene, Agricultural Program Specialist
Voice: (334) 279-3523
Fax: (855) 747-0599
William Henderson, Chief Agricultural Program Specialist
Walda Malone, Agricultural Program Specialist
Rita Brown, Agricultural Program Specialist
Shawn Gable, Agricultural Program Technology (GIS) Specialist
Martha Taylor, Program Technician
Voice: (334) 279-3434
Fax: (855) 747-0599
Anthony McCarty, Farm Loan Chief
Katie Richburg, Farm Loan Specialist
Kathy Guerin, Program Technician
Voice: (334) 279-3504
Fax: (855) 747-0599
Jackie McCloud, Chief Administrative Officer
Patricia Epps, Administrative Specialist
Ginger Rider, Realty Specialist
Debra Jenkins, Human Resource Assistant
Valerie Moses, Human Resource Assistant
Valerie Lee, Purchasing Agent
Judy I. Centers, Electronic Duplicating System Operator
Information Management
Tammy Jones, Management Information Systems (eGOV) Coordinator
Farm Programs

 
CRP is the USDA's single-largest, most effective environmental program. Producers enroll in CRP and plant long-term, resource-conserving covers to improve water quality, control soil erosion and enhance habitats for waterfowl and wildlife. In return, USDA provides producers with annual rental payments. CRP contract duration is from 10 to 15 years.
ECP provides emergency funding and technical assistance for farmers and ranchers to rehabilitate farmland damaged by natural disasters and for carrying out emergency water conservation measures in periods of severe drought.
EFRP provides payments to eligible owners of nonindustrial private forest (NIPF) land in order to carry out emergency measures to restore land damaged by a natural disaster.
BCAP provides financial assistance to owners and operators of agricultural and non-industrial private forestland who wish to establish, produce, and deliver biomass feed stocks.
GRP is a voluntary conservation program that emphasizes support for working grazing operations, enhancement of plant and animal biodiversity and protection of grassland under threat of conversion to other uses.
NAP covers non-insurable crop losses and planting prevented by disasters. Eligible crops include commercial crops and other agricultural commodities produced for food or fiber for which the catastrophic level of crop insurance is not available.
LFP program provides financial assistance to producers who suffered grazing losses due to drought or fire on or after January 1, 2008, and before October 1, 2011, during the calendar year in which the loss occurs. Fire losses must have occurred on federally managed lands.
LIP provides monetary assistance to eligible livestock owners and livestock contract growers, for eligible livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality that occurred in the calendar year for which benefits are being requested as a direct result of an eligible adverse weather event, including losses because of hurricanes, floods, blizzards, disease, wildfires, extreme heat, and extreme cold.
SURE provides benefits for farm revenue losses due to natural disasters. For producers to be eligible for SURE, they must have obtained a policy or plan of insurance for all crops through either the Federal Crop Insurance Act or FSA’s Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). SURE includes programs for livestock as well as crop producers.
ELAP provides emergency relief to producers of livestock, honeybees, and farm-raised fish. Covers losses from disaster such as adverse weather or other conditions, such as blizzards and wildfires, as determined by the Secretary, not adequately covered by any other disaster program.
TAP provides financial assistance to qualifying orchardists and nursery tree growers to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes and vines damaged by natural disasters occurring on or after Jan. 1, 2008, and before Oct. 1, 2011.
The Commodity Title of the Farm Bill helps to stabilize agriculture by providing payments to eligible producers who enroll their farm each year.
FSA may make loans to build or upgrade farm storage and handling facilities. The maximum term is 7 years, 10 years and 12 years.
Marketing assistance loans provided producers interim financing at harvest to meet cash flow needs without having to sell their commodities when market prices are typically at harvest-time lows.
The MILC program compensates dairy producers when domestic milk prices fall below a specified level. The 2008 farm Bill authorized MILC through September 30, 2012.
Farm Loan Programs
FSA makes and guarantees loans to farmers who are temporarily unable to obtain private commercial credit. Under the guaranteed loan program, FSA guarantees loans made by commercial agricultural lenders up to 95 percent of any loss.
Farm ownership loans may be used to purchase or improve real estate or reorganize the farm business. In FY2010, loans exceeded $43.9 million.
Farm operating loans may be used for normal operating expenses, machinery and equipment, real estate repairs, and refinancing debt. In FY2010, loans exceeded $44.3 million.
A Socially Disadvantaged applicant is one of a group whose members have been subjected to racial, ethic, or gender prejudice without regard to his or her individual qualifications. In FY2010, 225 farm loans were made for $6.7 million.
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