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2014/2015 ARCPLC Enrollment Underway
Producers have until September 30, 2015 to enroll farms into both the 2014 and 2015 ARCPLC programs. – News Release
IMPORTANT: Producers are reminded to certify all 2015 crops by July 15th. Additionally, crops prevented from being planted must be reported to FSA within 15 days of the final plant date for the crop. Failed crops must be reported to FSA prior to disposition of the crop.
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.
What’s in the 2014 Farm Bill for FSA Customers? – Click here
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New Programs, Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) offer producers protection from substantial drops in crop prices and/or revenues.
A Notice of Bases, Yields, and Historical Irrigated Percentage (HIP) is currently being mailed to all tenants and landowners. The HIP is used to calculate ARC-CO payments for applicable crops. Producers should review the notice and contact your local county office if you feel this information is incorrect. ARCPLC Fact Sheet
USDA Implements 2014 Farm Bill Provision to Limit Payments to Non-Farmers – News Release
Implementation of the disaster programs, authorized in the 2014 Farm Bill, is the top priority for USDA.
for more information on USDA’s Disaster Assistance.
- July 1, 2015 – 2016 Margin Protection Program (MPP) for dairy producers registration and premium selection begins
- July 15, 2015 – Deadline to report all spring-seeded crops, including Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acreage, and all other crops for the 2015 crop year
- August 3, 2015 – Deadline to request a farm transfer and/or reconstitution
- September 30, 2015 – 2016 Margin Protection Program (MPP) for dairy producers registration and premium selection deadline
- November 15, 2015 – Deadline to report all fall-seeded and perennial forage crops for the 2016 crop year
GovDelivery, FSA’s online news service, will be used to distribute timely information on new Farm Bill programs.
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Farm Service Agency offers Microloans of up to $50,000
100 Beef Cow/100 Acre Ownership Advantage Program – Brochure
For more information visit www.cfra.org/veteran_farmers_project
or call 402-617-7946.
The Land Contract (LC) Guarantee Program is a new FSA loan program that will provide a government backed guarantee to landowners who sell their farm real estate to a beginning or socially disadvantaged farmer/rancher through a private land contract. Under this program there are two options, one that guarantees up to three annual installment payments on the contract and another that guarantees 90% of the unpaid principal balance of the contract. Only new land contracts are eligible for this program and the purchase price must not exceed $500,000. Contracts must be amortized over a minimum of 20 years and the buyer must provide a down payment of 5% of the purchase price. The guarantee period is for 10 years.
Our primary mission is to help Nebraska farmers and ranchers secure the highest possible financial assistance from USDA programs through accurate, timely and efficient program delivery.
Nebraska FSA is proud to continue its strong tradition of providing customer-based service to Nebraska producers. The hard working men and women of our FSA county offices are at the forefront of our efforts and remain the primary contact for program participation. We encourage you to speak with the staff at your local office on how we can be of service. Our web site can help you learn more about FSA programs and services and help you locate your local FSA Service Center.
State Executive Director
Nebraska State Farm Service Agency
7131 A Street
Lincoln, NE 68510