In The News
- Dairy Producers Can Enroll Today to Protect Milk Production Margins (June 30, 2016)
- Farm Service Agency County Committee Nomination Period Begins June 15 (June 30, 2016)
- USDA Extends Deadline for Recording Farm Structure (May 31, 2016)
- USDA Unveils New Improvement to Streamline Crop Reporting (May 31, 2016)
- USDA Offers Targeted Farm Loan Funding for Underserved Groups and Beginning Farmers (May 24, 2016)
- USDA Resumes Incentives to Grow and Harvest Biomass for Energy and Biobased Products (May 23, 2016)
- USDA Announces Conservation Reserve Program Results (May 6, 2016)
- USDA Offers New Loans for Portable Farm Storage and Handling Equipment (May 2, 2016)
- USDA Establishes New Partnerships to Link Underserved Farmers to FSA Programs (Apr 28, 2016)
- USDA Expands Safety-Net for Dairy Operations Adding Next-Generation Family Members (Apr 12, 2016)
- With USDA Microloans, Your Farming Idea Is Closer than You Think (Mar 17, 2016)
- USDA Financial Assistance Available to Help Organic Farmers Create Conservation Buffers (Mar 1, 2016)
- USDA Expands Microloans to Help Farmers Purchase Farmland and Improve Property (Jan. 16, 2016)
- USDA Shares 2015 Results: Building a Stronger Rural America through Partnership, Progress and Promise (Dec 28, 2015)
- USDA Removes Farm Program Payments to Managers Not Actively Engaged in Farming (Dec 10, 2015)
- USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2016 (Dec 3, 2015)
- USDA Begins 49th Enrollment Period for the Conservation Reserve Program (Dec 1, 2015)
- USDA Issues Safety-Net Payments to Michigan Farmers Facing Market Downturn (Nov 17, 2015)
- USDA to Provide Agricultural Credit Training (Nov 10, 2015)
- FSA County Committee Elections to Begin; Producers to Receive Ballots Week of Nov. 9 (Nov 10, 2015)
- USDA Reminds Dairy Producers of Nov. 20 Deadline (Nov 10, 2015)
- Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden Announces New USDA Commitments to Help Build Up Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers (Oct 29, 2015)
- USDA Extends Deadline to Increase Protections for Forage Crop Losses (Oct 29, 2015)
- USDA Issues Safety-Net Payments to Farmers Facing Market Downturn (Oct 26, 2015)
- Farmers to Receive Documentation of USDA Services (Oct 15, 2015)
Welcome to Michigan
Michigan is the second most agriculturally diverse state in the country. Michigan's unique micro-climates allow farmers to produce over 125 different food and fiber products. Agriculture, the 2nd largest industry contributes $37 billion annually to the states economy.
Michigan ranks #1 in production of black beans, cranberry beans, blueberries, tart cherries, processing cucumbers and Niagara grapes, the production of flowering and bedding plants, seed and cutting geraniums and hanging baskets.
Important Crop Year Dates to Remember
- January 2nd - Final Date for Honey producers to report number of colonies.
- January 15th - Final date to report for Apples, Blueberries, Cherries, Grapes, Peaches, Apricots, Asparagus, Caneberries, Chestnuts, Cranberries, Currants, Nectarines, Pears, Plums, Prunes, Rhubarb, and Strawberries.
- January 31st - Final date to obtain loans or LDP's on wool and mohair for the preceding year
- February 1st - Final date to report number of eligible trees and Taps for Maple Sap Producers.
- March 15th - Sales closing date for many NAP crops. See details in "NAP sales closing dates" link below
- March 31st - Final date to obtain loans or LDP's on Barley, Canola, Crambe, Flaxseed, Honey, Oats, Rapeseed, Wheat and Sesame Seed.
- May 31st - Final date to obtain loans or LDP's on Corn, Dry Peas, grain Sorghum, Lentils, Mustard Seed, Rice, Safflower Seed, Chickpeas, Soybeans and Sunflower Seed.
- July 15th - Deadline for reporting Beans (Adzuki, Black turtle, Cranberry, Great Northern, Kidney, Dark Red Kidney, Light Red Kidney, White Kidney, Pinto, Small Red, Small White/Navy, Tebo, *--Yellow Eye), Cabbage (planted 3/31-5/31), Cucumbers (planted 5/10-6/15), Forage seeding, and all other crops.
- August 15th - Deadline to report Beans (all other types), Cabbage (Planted 6/1-7/20), Cucumbers (planted 5/15-7/20 in Arenac, Bay, Gladwin, Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella, Mecosta, Midland, Montcalm, Newaygo, Saginaw, Sanilac and Tuscola Counties). Cucumbers (planted 5/10-7/31 in Allegan, Muskegon and Ottawa Counties), Cucumbers (planted 6/16-8/5 in St. Joseph County).
- September 30th - Deadline to report for Aquiculture, Christmas Trees, Floriculture, Ginseng, Mushrooms, Nursery (Ornamental and Non-Ornamental) and Turfgrass Sod Producers.
- November 15th - Deadline for certification of fall planted crops, perennial crops and pasture.
- NAP Sales Closing Dates
On Going Sign-Up
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers. If you believe you experienced discrimination when obtaining services from USDA, participating in a USDA program, or participating in a program that receives financial assistance from USDA, you may file a complaint with USDA. Information about how to file a discrimination complaint is available from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights.
USDA prohíbe la discriminación contra sus clientes. Si usted cree que ha sido discriminado al obtener servicios del USDA o al participar en un programa del USDA o un programa que recibe asistencia financiera Federal del USDA, usted puede presentar una queja (querella) al USDA. La Oficina del Secretario Adjunto de Derechos Civiles Ie ofrece información sobre como radicar una queja de discriminación
State Executive Director - Christine White
Call or write us at:
United States Department of Agriculture
Michigan Farm Service Agency
3001 Coolidge Rd, Suite 350
East Lansing, Mi. 48823-6321
Office hours M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
Michigan FSA State Committee
Cheryl Kobernik, Chairperson
Art Lister Jr., Member
Annette Magda, Member
Dr. Eddie Moore, Member
Robert Walther, Member
Launching the Celebration – 30 Years of Conservation
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.
Resources for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers
Small and midsize producers provide new opportunities for American agriculture across the country. This page provides small and midsize producers valuable resources and program information about access to capital, land management and conservation practices, managing risk, finding local markets, and other educational resources.
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