- August 28 - Deadline for 1 Year Extensions on Expiring CRP
- Sept. 1- 2016 NAP Application Closing Date for Asparagus, Canola, Caneberries, Garlic, Rye, Speltz, Triticale, Value-Loss Crops, Aquaculture, Turf Grass, Flowers, and Christmas Trees.
- Sept. 1 - Nov. 20 - Conservation Sign-Up for Working Grass, Range and Pasture Lands (Details to be announced in a separate bulletin)
- Sept. 30- 2016 NAP Application Closing Date for Barley and Wheat
- Sept. 30- Last Day of the Registration/Coverage Election Period for 2016 MPP-Dairy Program
- Sept. 30- 2014 and 2015 Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) & Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Enrollment Deadline
- Sept. 30- Deadline for 2014 Certification of Benchmark and Actual Year Yields for ARC-IC Farms
- Sept. 30- Last Day of the Registration/coverage Election Period for 2016 MPP-Dairy Program
- Nov. 2- 2015 Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) Application for Payment Deadline
- Nov. 9- County Committee Election Ballots will be Mailed to Eligible Voters
- Nov. 12- All Hay Bales Must be Removed from CRP
- Nov. 16- 2016 Acreage Reporting Deadline for Apiculture, Perennial Forage, Pasture, Rangeland & Forage (PRF) including Native Grass, Fall Wheatand all other Fall-Seeded Small Grains
- Nov. 16- Deadline for 2015 NAP Production Reports for Annual Fall-Seeded Crops, Perennial Forage, Mixed Forage Crops, Rye, Speltz, Triticale, Wheat and Garlic
- Nov. 20 - 2016 NAP Application Closing Date for Apples, Apricots, Cherries, Grapes, Hops, Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, Plums and Prunes
- Dec. 1- 2016 NAP Application Closing Date for Honey, Alfalfa, Mixed Forage and Grass
- Dec. 1 - Feb. 26, 2016 - CRP General signup
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