USDA Reminds Producers of Disaster Program Deadlines (November 13, 2018)
Lead Your FSA: 2018 FSA County Committee Election – Vote Today!
Elections are taking place now for USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees. Eligible voters started receiving ballots the week of Nov. 5, 2018.
Producers must participate or cooperate in an FSA program to be eligible to vote in the county committee election. Farmers and ranchers who supervise and conduct the farming operations of an entire farm, but are not of legal voting age, may also be eligible to vote.
County committees are unique to FSA and serve as a direct link between agricultural communities across the country and USDA. Stop by your local FSA office to learn about the candidates running in your area or look for information in your local FSA GovDelivery monthly electronic bulletin. Not receiving our emails? Sign up today!
Make your vote count! All ballots must be returned to your local FSA office, or postmarked no later than, Dec. 3, 2018.
For more information on FSA county committees, visit www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.
The Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who have suffered grazing losses due to drought or fire. LFP payments for drought are equal to 60 percent of the monthly feed cost for up to five months. LFP payments for fire on federally managed rangeland are equal to 50 percent of the monthly feed cost for the number of days the producer is prohibited from grazing the managed rangeland, not to exceed 180 calendar days. The 2014 Farm Bill made LFP a permanent program.
Due to limited budgets FSA is unable to continue sending Newsletters to producers via standard mail. In order to stay informed about important program information and deadlines, you should sign up to receive FSA News direct to your email or Smart-phone.
This electronic news service - GovDelivery - is free and convenient.
FSA/CCC has an electronic method for processing customer check payments. When a check is submitted for payment either in person or through the mail, the check will be converted into an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). The funds will be debited from the producer’s account, usually within 24 hours of receipt. Please see the U.S. Department of Treasury legal notices posted in the Service Center for detailed information.
USDA and Internal Revenue Service will use an electronic information exchange process to ensure 2008 and future payments have not been issued to producers whose average adjusted gross income (AGI) exceeds certain limits.
Note: AGI limitations are applicable for payments issued according to the 2014 Farm Bill.
Operating Loans = 3.750%
Farm Ownership Loans = 4.125%
Farm Ownership Down Payment Loans = 1.500%
Farm Ownership Joint Financing Loans = 2.500%
Micro Loans = 3.750%
Youth Loans = 3.750%
Emergency Loans = 3.750%
*Rates effective November 1, 2018
Visit our Farm Loan Website for more information and to access applications.
3-year loan term = 2.875%
5-year loan term = 3.000%
7-year loan term = 3.125%
10-year loan term = 3.125%
12-year loan term = 3.125%
*Rates effective November 1, 2018
State Executive Director
Oklahoma State Farm Service Agency
Welcome! Oklahoma FSA strives to provide quality services to all Oklahoma farmers and ranchers through various commodity, conservation, credit and disaster programs. These programs not only provide a safety net to agriculture producers but also provide stability to rural communities and the Oklahoma economy as a whole.
Oklahoma FSA has a strong tradition of providing customer-based service to Oklahoma producers through its professional and dedicated staff. The state office is located in Stillwater on the Oklahoma State University campus while our 59 County Offices are positioned throughout the state to serve the needs of local farmers and ranchers.
To find your local office click here.
Please visit our website periodically to obtain the most up-to-date agriculture information affecting you.
Karen Eifert Jones
Don Allen Parsons
Oklahoma FSA State Office
100 USDA, Suite 102
Stillwater, OK 74074
405-742-1130 - Phone
855-416-9557 - Fax