USDA Service Centers in Missouri will continue to be open for business by phone appointment only and field work will continue with appropriate social distancing. While our program delivery staff will continue to come into the office, they will be working with our producers by phone, and using online tools whenever possible. All Service Center visitors wishing to conduct business with FSA are required to call their Service Center to schedule a phone appointment. In the event a Service Center is not currently available to serve customers on location, producers can receive assistance from the closest alternate Service Center by phone. Learn more at farmers.gov/coronavirus
Farmers and ranchers may apply to enroll grasslands in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands signup beginning March 16. The signup runs through May 15.
Through CRP Grasslands, participants retain the right to conduct common grazing practices, such as haying, mowing or harvesting seed from the enrolled land. Timing of some activities may be restricted by the primary nesting season of birds.
The 2018 Farm Bill set aside 2 million acres for CRP Grassland enrollment. CRP is one of the largest conservation programs at USDA. CRP marks its 35-year anniversary in 2020 with 22 million acres currently enrolled.
Reports of Failed Acreage must be filed with the County Office before disposition of the crop.
Reports of Prevented Planting Acreage must be filed with the County Office no later than 15 calendar days after the final planting date for that county.
Reports of loss under the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP) must be filed within 30 days after the loss is apparent.
Reports of livestock deaths (due to adverse weather) under the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) must be filed within 30 days after the death is apparent. An application for payment must be filed no later than 60 calendar days after the end of the calendar year in which the eligible loss condition occurred.
Report any losses for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Program (NAP) within 72 hours of when the loss becomes apparent.
Missouri State FSA Office
Parkade Center, Suite 225
601 Business Loop 70 West
Columbia, MO 65203
Committee Chair Julie Hurst – Atchison County
Marc Allison – Dade County
Cindy Schroeder – Saline County
Will Spargo – Ripley County
Barbara Wilson – Audrain County