FSA county committee elections are taking place in local administrative areas across the country. Ballots have been mailed to eligible voters & must be returned or postmarked by Dec. 3, 2018.
Users with a secure Level 2 eAuthentication ID can apply for select USDA programs like the Market Facilitation Program and the 2017 Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program (WHIP). Register for secure online access (Level 2 eAuthentication) at www.eauth.usda.gov
November 16, 2018, is the last day to apply for 2017 WHIP, a program providing up to $2.36 billion in disaster assistance to farmers and ranchers impacted by the 2017 wildfires and hurricanes. To apply, contact your local USDA service center or visit Farmers.gov.
For farmer stories and "news you can use" visit the blog on Farmers.gov, USDA's new website built by farmers, for farmers.
USDA programs helped farmer Bill Schlenker recover from flooding and restore his Wyoming farm. Read his story and more on the FSA FencePost
Your FSA Farm Loan Compass booklet provides information regarding the responsibilities of FSA loan borrowers and available loan servicing options.
FSA offers disaster assistance and low-interest loan programs to assist agricultural producers in their recovery efforts during qualifying natural disasters. If you are a farmer or rancher impacted by recent disasters, contact your USDA Service Center today.
To reach small, niche, and underserved producers, including those in urban areas, Micro Lenders may offer customers up to $50,000 on EZ Guaranteed Loans to finance their farm operations.
Lenders may now request EZ Guarantees on applications up to $100,000 for farm operating or farm ownership purposes. This means less paperwork, less analysis, and streamlined financial underwriting.
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