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In the Spotlight: New Farmers.gov Feature Helps Producers Find Farm Loans to Fit Their Operation

A new online tool can help farmers and ranchers find information on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm loans that may best fit their operations. USDA has launched the new Farm Loan Discovery Tool as the newest feature on farmers.gov, the Department’s self-service website for farmers. 

Farmers can access the Farm Loan Discovery Tool by visiting farmers.gov/fund and clicking the “Start” button. Follow the prompts and answer five simple questions to receive loan information that is applicable to your agricultural operation. The tool is built to run on any modern browser like Chrome, Edge, Firefox, or the Safari browser, and is fully functional on mobile devices. It does not work in Internet Explorer. 

The Farm Loan Discovery Tool is one of many resources on farmers.gov to help connect farmers to information that can help their operations. Earlier this year, USDA launched the My Financial Information feature, which enables farmers to view their loan information, history, payments, and alerts by logging into the website. 

USDA is building farmers.gov for farmers, by farmers. In addition to the interactive farm loan features, the site also offers a Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool. Farmers can visit farmers.gov/recover/disaster-assistance-tool#step-1 to find disaster assistance programs that can help their operation recover from natural disasters. 

Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections Launch June 14

The nomination period for USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Committees runs June 14 through Aug. 1, 2019, and elections will take place starting in November.

County committees are unique to FSA and serve as a direct link between agricultural communities across the country and USDA. Committees make important decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally. Their input is vital on how FSA carries out disaster programs, as well as conservation, commodity and price support programs, county office employment and other agricultural issues.

Throughout the nomination period, we’ll introduce you to county committee members from around the nation. To see their stories and to learn more on FSA county committees, visit fsa.usda.gov/elections.

Important Election Deadlines:

  • June 14 - Nomination period begins. Request nomination forms from any local USDA Service Center or obtain online at www.fsa.usda.gov/elections
  • August 1 - Last day to file nomination forms at the local USDA Service Center
  • November 4 - Ballots mailed to eligible voters
  • December 2 -  Last day to return voted ballots to the USDA Service Center
  • January 1, 2020 - Newly-elected county committee members take office


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Upcoming Dates & Deadlines
  • July 15 - End of primary nesting season for Missouri. CRP maintenance can begin on July 16.
  • July 29 - Signup begins for 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP).
  • August 1 - Final date to request a reconstitution - combining or dividing farms or tracts of land based on the farming operation.
  • August 23 - 52nd CRP signup ends.
  • September 1 - NAP application closing date for greens, aquaculture, Christmas trees, ginseng root, turf grass sod, mushrooms and floriculture.
  • September 2 - Labor Day Holiday. FSA offices are closed.
  • September 20 - Enrollment for Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program ends.
  • September 30 - NAP application closing date for strawberries and fall-seeded small grains.
  • 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 90 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 15 days of when the loss becomes apparent.

Complete List of Deadlines

2019 Customer Calendar (Print Version)

Contact the Missouri State Office at:

Missouri State FSA Office
Parkade Center, Suite 225
601 Business Loop 70 West
Columbia, MO 65203
Phone: 573-876-0925

Missouri State Office Contacts

Missouri State FSA Committee:

Committee Chair Julie Hurst – Atchison County
Marc Allison – Dade County
Cindy Schroeder – Saline County
Will Spargo – Ripley County
Barbara Wilson – Audrain County