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Welcome to the Oklahoma FSA Website!

 
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Livestock Forage Program (LFP)

 
The 2014 Farm Bill makes the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) a permanent program and provides retroactive authority to cover eligible losses back to Oct. 1, 2011. LFP provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who have suffered grazing losses due to drought or fire. LFP payments for drought are equal to 60 percent of the monthly feed cost for up to five months. LFP payments for fire on federally managed rangeland are equal to 50 percent of the monthly feed cost for the number of days the producer is prohibited from grazing the managed rangeland, not to exceed 180 calendar days. The grazing losses must have occurred on or after Oct. 1, 2011.

 
Sign-up began on April 15, 2014, at local FSA service centers. Click here for more information on LFP.

 

 

 
Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP)

 
The 2014 Farm Bill makes the Livestock Indemnity Payments (LIP) a permanent program and provides retroactive authority to cover eligible livestock losses back to Oct. 1, 2011. LIP provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who have 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 federal law, including wolves and avian predators. LIP payments are equal to 75 percent of the market value of the applicable livestock on the day before the date of death of the livestock as determined by the Secretary.

 
Sign-up began on April 15th, 2014, at local FSA service centers. Click here for more information on LIP.

 

 
Sign up to receive Electronic News and Updates

 
Due to limited budgets FSA is unable to continue sending Newsletters to producers via standard mail. In order to stay informed about important program information and deadlines, you should sign up to receive FSA News direct to your email or Smart-phone.

 
This electronic news service - GovDelivery - is free and convenient.

 
To sign up, complete an AD-2047 Form and submit it to your local FSA office.

 

 

 

 

 
Emergency Conservation Program (ECP)

 
The Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) assists producers to rehabilitate farmland damaged by a natural disaster (tornado, wildfire, flooding, drought, etc.). The program assist with items such as debris removal, restoring or replacing fence, repairing conservation structures and providing water for livestock during drought. The ECP is a cost share assistance program providing up to 75 percent of the cost to rehabilitate damaged farmland or providing livestock water during drought.

 
The local FSA office should be contacted before any repairs are begun on the damaged property.

 
Additional information about ECP:

 

 

 

 

 
Electronic Check Processing

 
FSA/CCC has an electronic method for processing customer check payments. When a check is submitted for payment either in person or through the mail, the check will be converted into an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). The funds will be debited from the producer’s account, usually within 24 hours of receipt. Please see the U.S. Department of Treasury legal notices posted in the Service Center for detailed information.

 

 

 
AGI Verification Process Requires Producers to Submit Forms to IRS

 
USDA and Internal Revenue Service will use an electronic information exchange process to ensure 2008 and future payments have not been issued to producers whose average adjusted gross income (AGI) exceeds certain limits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Note: AGI limitations are applicable for payments issued according to the 2008 Farm Bill, as amended, and the 2014 Farm Bill.

 

 

 
Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP)

 

 

 
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP)

 
The Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) is a voluntary conservation program that emphasizes support for working grazing operations, enhancement of plant and animal biodiversity and protection of grassland under threat of conversion to other uses.

 
Participants voluntarily limit future development and cropping uses of the land while retaining the right to conduct common grazing practices and operations related to the production of forage and seeding, subject to certain restrictions during nesting seasons of bird species that are in significant decline or are protected under Federal or State law. A grazing management plan is required for participants.

 
Producers may apply for GRP on a continuous bases at the local FSA or NRCS office. Applications will be periodically evaluated on an announced evaluation date for GRP funding as funding becomes available. Applications options are for a 10, 15, or 20 year rental contract or a permanent easement. Rental contracts receive an annual rental payment for the contract term. Rental rates are based on a county per acre rental rate. See the “Additional Information about GRP” link below for these rates. Permanent GRP easements receive payment based on the lowest amount of either the fair market value of the property less the grazing value of the land; geographical cap as determined by NRCS; or offer from landowner.

 
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Dates and Deadlines:

 

 
  • September 30 – NAP Application Closing Date for most perennial fruit crops, greens crops, and small grains for which crop insurance is not available.

 
  • October 7 – Deadline for 2014 CTAP application for farms with historical cotton base.

 

 

 
Ongoing:

 
  • Final notice of loss for Livestock Indemnity Program within 30 days after death of livestock is apparent.

 
  • NAP participants must provide notice of loss (CCC-576) due to damaging weather within 15 calendar days of a loss becoming apparent for a planted crop or within 15 calendar days of the final planting date if the crop cannot be planted.

 

 
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Farm Loan Programs (FLP) Direct Interest Rates:

 
Operating Loans = 2.125%
Farm Ownership Loans = 3.750%
Farm Ownership Down Payment Loans = 1.5%
Micro Loans = 2.125%
Youth Loans = 2.125%
Emergency Loans = 3.125%

 
Visit our Farm Loan Website for more information and to access applications.

 

 
Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) Interest Rates:

 
September Approved Loans

 
7-year loan term = 2.125%
10-year loan term = 2.500%
12-year loan term = 2.625%

 

 
Photo of Francie Tolle, State Executive Director

 
Oklahoma State Farm Service Agency

 
Welcome! Oklahoma FSA strives to provide quality services to all Oklahoma farmers and ranchers through various commodity, conservation, credit and disaster programs. These programs not only provide a safety net to agriculture producers but also provide stability to rural communities and the Oklahoma economy as a whole.

 
Oklahoma FSA has a strong tradition of providing customer-based service to Oklahoma producers through its professional and dedicated staff. The state office is located in Stillwater on the Oklahoma State University campus while our 60 County Offices are positioned throughout the state to serve the needs of local farmers and ranchers. To find your local office click here.

 
Please visit our website periodically to obtain the most up-to-date agriculture information affecting you.

 

 
Oklahoma FSA State Committee

 
Cletus Carter (Chairperson)
Steve Butler
Jo Jennings
Brenda Neufeld
Steve Nunley

 

 
Contact us at:

 
100 USDA, Suite 102
(Intersection of Farm Road and Orchard Street for GPS Purposes)
Stillwater, OK 74074
405–742-1130
855-416-9557 - Fax

 

 


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