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Microloans can be used for all approved operating expenses as authorized by the FSA Operating Loan Program, including but not limited to:
- Initial start-up expenses;
- Annual expenses such as seed, fertilizer, land rents;
- Purchase of livestock, equipment, and other materials essential to farm operations;
- Hoop houses to extend the growing season;
What You Need To Know About Heir Property
Heir property refers to land that has been passed down informally from generation-to-generation. In most cases, it involves landowners who died without a will. For more details regarding heir property, read or download the What You Need to Know About Heir Property PDF
New Farm Bill Provides Permanent Livestock Disaster Assistance Programs
The 2014 Farm Bill, formally know as the Agricultural Act of 2014, makes the Livestock Forage Program (LFP) and Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) permanent programs and provides retroactive authority to cover eligible losses back to October 1, 2011.
LFP provides compensation to eligible producers who suffered grazing losses due to drought and fire. LIP provides compensation to livestock producers who suffered livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather and attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the Federal Government or protected by the Federal law, including wolves and avian predators.
USDA in determined to make implementing the livestock disaster programs a top priority and plans to open program enrollment by April 15, 2014.
Message from Michael R. Sullivan, State Executive Director
It is a great honor and a privilege to serve Farm Service Agency (FSA) as State Executive Director of the great State of Mississippi. At FSA, our dedicated staff strives to manage and deliver farm commodity programs, conservation, disaster assistance, and farm loans that improves the economic viability of agriculture in our State.
We are here to provide the best available resources to our farmers and ranchers including beginning farmers. In Mississippi and across the nation, our farmers impact the lives of our nation with food and fiber affordable, safer, and more efficiently than any other country in the world. Mississippi FSA is eager to assist all eligible producers with their farm operation.
USDA Farm Service Agency
6311 Ridgewood Road, Suite W100
Jackson, MS 39211-2035