|August 1, 2016||Deadline for nominations to be received in the FSA County Office for FSA County Committee elections|
|September 1, 2016||Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) sign-up deadline for Floriculture (Cut Flowers), Aquaculture and Christmas Trees|
|September 9, 2016||Deadline to sign-up for the 2016 Reimbursement of Transportation Cost Payment Program|
|November 2, 2016||Deadline to submit documentation for the 2016 Reimbursement of Transportation Cost Payment Program|
|November 7, 2016||County Committee Election Ballots will be mailed to eligible producers|
|December 1, 2016||Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) sign-up deadline for fruits, vegetables, grazed forage and honey|
|December 13, 2016||Deadline for Hawaii County Producers to apply for Emergency Loans due to impacts of drought|
|December 20, 2016||Deadline for Maui County producers to apply for Emergency Loans due to impacts of drought|
|January 11, 2017||Deadline for Kauai County producers to apply for Emergency Loans due to impacts of drought|
For the latest on 2014 Farm Bill programs administered by Farm Service Agency, please visit our Farm Bill website at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/farmbill
Microloans with reduced requirements and a simpler loan application are helping small, niche and beginning farmers and ranchers meet their goals. Apply for up to $35,000 to fund your farm or ranch operation. For more information click here or call your FSA County Office for an appointment with a loan officer.
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|FSA - Lender of First Opportunity||Hawaii Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)|
Greetings, Aloha, Talofa & Hafa Adai!
Welcome to the Hawaii State and Pacific Basin Farm Service Agency's website.
Please take some time to explore the Hawaii and Pacific Basin Farm Service Agency's (FSA) website which includes links to other programs and services within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The website features up to date program notices and fact sheets, deadlines and newsletters, all geared to provide you with critical information at the click of a button. On the website you will also find detailed contact information for local FSA offices and the names of farmer-elected representatives to the FSA County Committees.
I urge you to sign up to receive FSA’s e-newsletters and e-news bulletins here. Quick, convenient and at no cost to you or your business, FSA’s newsletters will arrive in your e-mail or via text on a monthly basis and e-news items as the “news” happens.
Finally, I urge you to call and schedule an appointment with staff at your local FSA office and learn more about the programs that FSA offers to maximize your business' success. Our staff is deeply committed to support our farm and ranch businesses and will walk you through a host of programs and services including farm loans, payment programs, disaster relief, and conservation programs.
Covering a geographic area the size of the Continental U.S., FSA Hawaii and the Pacific Basin supports a wealth of diverse farms and ranches in terms of size of operations, crops, type of production systems, and markets. Perhaps, more importantly, it is the diversity of the people engaged in agricultural systems that makes this region unique. The cultures, customs, languages and even the business systems are distinctive from place to place whether it is each island within the State of Hawaii or the islands encompassing the territories of American Samoa, Guam and the Common Wealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or the republics of the Marshall Islands and Palau or the Federated States of Micronesia.
Yet, as diverse as our agricultural communities are, we are all firmly linked by our common commitment and passion for agriculture. Be it producing food for consumption, flowers and plants to enhance the quality of our lives, or the production of fiber for the energy sector, we are all working to assure the successful development of the region's agricultural businesses.
Thank You, Mahalo, Fa’afetai Lava & Si Yu’us Ma’ase
Diane L. Ley
State Executive Director
Hawaii State and Pacific Basin Farm Service Agency Office
P.O. Box 50065
300 Ala Moana Blvd, Rm 5-108
Honolulu, HI 96850
(808) 541-2600 extension 2