- May 31: Final Availability Date for Loans and LDPs for Corn, Dry Peas, Grain Sorghum, Lentils, Mustard Seed, Rice, Safflower Seed, Chickpeas, Soybeans and Sunflower Seed
- June 15 2016 Acreage Reporting/Crop Certification Deadline for Onions and Shallot
- July 15: 2016 Acreage Reporting/Crop Certification Deadline for CRP and all other crops not required to be reported by previously announced deadlines. Please contact your County Office if you have questions on a specific crop.
- July 15: Final 2015 NAP Final Production Reports are due for certain NAP crops
- July 15: The nomination period begins for County Committee Elections across Montana.
- July 16:CRP 2016Summer/Fall Managed Harvesting and RoutineGrazing Begins (with priorCounty Committee Approval of Request)
- Aug. 1: Deadline for 2016 ARC and PLC Enrollment
- Aug. 1: Deadline to request farm transfers for FY’ 2016
- Aug. 1: Last day to file nomination forms at the local USDA Service center
- Nov. 15 Deadline to report Apiculture, PRF/Perennial Forage, Fall-Seeded Small Grain Acreage
Ongoing Notice of Loss Requirements:
- NAP: Submit Notice of Loss within 15 calendar days of the earlier of a natural disaster occurrence, the final planting date if planting is prevented by a natural disaster, the date that damage to the crop or loss of production becomes apparent; or the normal harvest date.
- ELAP: Submit Notice of Loss the earlier of 30 calendar days of when the loss is apparent or Nov. 1st after the end of the program year in which the loss occurred.
- Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP): Submit Notice of Loss within 30 calendar days of when the loss is apparent
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.
Launching the Celebration – 30 Years of Conservation
2015 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Conservation Reserve program (CRP) and in recognition of this milestone; FSA has launched a commemorative website. The web address is www.fsa.usda.gov/CRPis30
. We hope you’ll visit the site often to take an interactive, cross-country tour and see the nationwide impact of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) unfold virtually over the next several months
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