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  1. FSA County Committee Elections to Begin; Producers to Receive Ballots Week of Nov. 6

    Thu Nov 16, 2017 04:00 PM

    (INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) Nov. 16, 2017 – Indiana Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Steven E. Brown today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots to eligible farmers for the 2017 FSA County Committee elections on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. Producers must return ballots to their local FSA offices by Dec. 4, 2017, to ensure that their vote is counted.

  2. Trump Administration Appoints Steve Brown to Serve as State Executive Director for USDA's Farm Service Agency in Indiana

    Wed Nov 8, 2017 05:00 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Nov. 8, 2017 – The Trump Administration recently appointed Steve Brown as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Indiana Farm Service Agency (FSA). Brown joined the Indiana FSA team on Monday, Oct. 30.

  3. USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018

    Mon Oct 30, 2017 02:00 PM

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that starting Nov. 1, 2017, farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net program may enroll for the 2018 crop year. The enrollment period will end on Aug. 1, 2018.

  4. USDA Issues Safety-Net Payments to Indiana Farmers

    Fri Oct 27, 2017 05:30 PM

    (INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) Oct. 27, 2017 – USDA Indiana Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director (SED) Nancy J. Best announced that approximately 95,000 Indiana farms that enrolled in safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill will receive financial assistance for the 2016 crop year. The programs, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), are designed to protect against unexpected drops in crop prices or revenues due to market downturns.

  5. USDA Offers Targeted Farm Loan Funding for Underserved Groups and Beginning Farmers

    Fri Oct 27, 2017 05:00 PM

    (INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.), Oct. 27, 2017 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Indiana Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director Nancy J. Best reminds producers that FSA offers specially targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to underserved applicants as well as beginning farmers.