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Nebraska FSA Producer Newsletter

Click here for April Electronic Edition

IMPORTANT: USDA Reminds Farmers to Certify Conservation Compliance by June 1 Deadline News Release


USDA Implements 2014 Farm Bill Provision to Limit Payments to Non-Farmers – News Release



What’s in the 2014 Farm Bill for FSA Customers? – Click here for more information
Click here for all Nebraska News Release


  • Conservation Compliance – Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation – Fact Sheet

USDA Provides Extension of Deadline to Update Base Acres or Yield History for ARC/PLC Programs – News Release

New Programs, Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) offer producers protection from substantial drops in crop prices and/or revenues. Producers will have through early spring of 2015 to select which program works best for them.

Producer Information Meetings

A series of informational meetings will be presented statewide by Nebraska FSA staff and UNL-Extension. These meetings will primarily focus on the Base Reallocation and Yield Update decision, as well as the ARC and PLC programs. Click here for a listing of scheduled meeting dates, times and locations.

News Release – Key Dates

Producer Notification of Acreage History and Yields – News Release

CRP Signup and TIP Information – News Release

Enrollment for the New Dairy Farm Risk management Program begins September 2, 2014 – News Release

Extension of the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) Program for 2014 – News Release

RMA Crop Insurance Provisions and Information – RMA Website


Drought and Disaster Assistance and Information

Disaster Assistance for Livestock Producers

Deadline to apply for ELAP has been extended to August 15, 2014 – News Release

Implementation of the disaster programs, authorized in the 2014 Farm Bill, is the top priority for USDA.

Signup for 2012 and 2013 livestock disaster programs started April 15, 2014. Please contact your local office for additional information.

Farmers and ranchers are encouraged to report farm records and business structure changes to FSA to prepare for disaster and future FSA Farm Bill Programs. Click here for more information.

Click here for more information on USDA’s Disaster Assistance.

2014 Secretarial Disaster Declared Counties in Nebraska


Nebraska Counties Eligible for Emergency Loans




  • June 1, 2015 – Deadline to Certify Conservation Compliance for Crop Insurance Premium Support
  • June 1, 2015 – Deadline for MAL’s and LDP’s for Corn, Dry Peas, Grain Sorghum, Lentils, Mustard Seed, Safflower Seed, Chickpeas, Soybeans, and Sunflower Seed
  • July 15, 2015 – Final acreage reporting deadline
  • August 1, 2015 – Final date to request farm transfer and/or reconstitution



State Newsletters



FSA encourages producers to sign up for free electronic news service.

GovDelivery, FSA’s online news service, will be used to distribute timely information on new Farm Bill programs.

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Microloan Program

Farm Service Agency offers Microloans of up to $50,000



Beginning Farmers

100 Beef Cow/100 Acre Ownership Advantage Program – Brochure

Veteran Farmers Project

For more information visit or call 402-617-7946.


Additional Drought Information and Links



2013 Crop Marketing Assistance Loan Deadline


Eligibility Requirements


Land Contract (LC) Guarantee Program

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.



Dan Steinkruger, State Executive Director
From the State Executive Director

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.

With regards,

Dan Steinkruger
State Executive Director

Nebraska State Farm Service Agency
7131 A Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
Phone: 402-437-5581
Fax: 402-437-5280


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