- May 26: Deadline to Submit Written Comment to USDA on Actively Engaged Proposed Rule
- June 1: Final LDP Availability Dates for Corn, Dry Peas, Grain Sorghum, Lentils, Mustard Seed, Safflower, Chickpeas, Soybeans and Sunflower Seed
- June 15: Nomination Period Begins for County Committee Elections. Request Nomination forms from FSA at the local USDA Service Center or obtain online at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.
- July 1 to Sept. 30: Registration/Coverage Election Period for 2016 margin Protection Program - Dairy (MPP-Dairy)
- July 15: Final 2014 Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program(NAP) Production Reports are due
- July 15: 2015 Acreage Reporting Deadline for Spring Seeded Alfalfa Seed, Forage Seeding, Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Fruit (except Cherries), Vegetables, Christmas Trees, and all Spring-Seeded Crops and any other crops not required to be reported by previously announced deadlines.
- July 15: End of Primary and Brood Rearing Nesting Season
- July 16: CRP Summer/Fall Managed Haying and Grazing begins (with County Committee Approval of Request)
- August 1: Deadline to Request a Reconstitution or Farm Transfer for 2015
- August 3: Deadline to Submit County Committee Election Nomination Form (FSA-669A) to FSA (or postmarked) at the local USDA Service Center
- September 1: 2016 NAP Application Closing Date for Asparagus, Canola, Caneberries, Garlic, Rye, Speltz, Triticale, Value-Loss Crops, Aquaculture, Turf Grass, Flowers, and Christmas Trees.
- September 30: 2016 NAP Application Closing Date for Barley and Wheat
- September 30: Last day of the Registration/Coverage Election Period for 2016 MPP-Dairy Program
The Colorado Farm Service Agency has notified County Offices that the Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) Validation has been disabled for disaster programs payments including, Livestock Forage Program (LFP), Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program Frost/Freeze (NAPFF), and Tree Assistance Program (TAP) Payment Processing.
State Executive Director Leland Swenson states this action will enable County FSA Offices to expedite payment processing. The AGI validation has been disabled temporarily for the following years and program payments:
- 2011 (last 3 months of 2011)through 2014 LFP
- 2011(last 3 months of 2011) through 2014 LIP
- 2011(last 3 months of 2011) through 2014 TAP
Producers are required to provide their County FSA Offices signed AGI form CCC-941 certifying they are compliant in meeting the $900 K AGI provision. County offices will not certify or sign payments if the producer has certified to not meeting the $900K AGI provision. Those payments should be set to “Hold for Program Cancel” and will be reprocessed once the AGI validation software is enabled.
If you have not yet filed your disaster claim for these programs please contact your county FSA
office no later than, September 30, 2014.
FSA has a national website for producers to list information concerning the need for or the ability of hay.
- The USDA Farm Service Agency delivered nearly $429.2 million in federal program payments and loans to Colorado farmers and ranchers during fiscal year 2013. View fact sheet providing information.
I am honored to serve as the State Executive Director for USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Colorado. Our primary mission is to assist Colorado farmers and ranchers secure the greatest possible benefit from programs administered by FSA such as farm loans, commodity programs, disaster relief, conservations and other available resources.
The hard working women and men of our FSA county and multi-county offices and service centers are at the forefront of our efforts. They are the primary contact for all program participation and other related questions.
Colorado's diverse agriculture is the back bone of the rural economy and an important part of the economic recovery in our great state. I look forward to working, in cooperation with all the employees within FSA and the state committee, with all farmers and ranchers throughout Colorado. I invite you to contact me at FSA's Colorado State Office with any questions you may have about our programs or operations. Our website can also help you learn more about FSA programs and services.
State Executive Director
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Denver Federal Center
Building 56, Room 2760
P O Box 25426
Denver CO 80225-0426
Armando Valdez (Chairperson)
Marsha R. Daughenbaugh
Anita J. Nein
William "Bill" Warren