What's up at the FSA Office?

The next Allamakee County Committee meeting will be announced at a later date.

As CED for Allamakee County, I have enjoyed being part of the community. I have retired from the Allamakee County FSA on May 15, 2016. I want to thank the communities in Allamakee County for letting me be part of your family. After 10 ½ years living in Waukon, I have met many people and have good friends here. I will miss the communities, but I will return to visit. Until we meet again.  Joyce

May 30, 2016 – Closed Memorial Day
May 31, 2016 – Last day to obtain a commodity, nine month loan for 2015 for - Corn, Dry Peas, Grain Sorghum, Lentils, Mustard Seed, Rice, Safflower Seed, Chickpeas, Soybeans, Sunflower Seed
If you have any questions on these reminders, please contact the Allamakee County FSA Office.

2016 ARC/PLC program signup
The county office is conducting the 2016 ARC/PLC applications at this time. The signup deadline is August 1, 2016. Please call ahead if you will be stopping in the office. This will shorten the time in the office and gives staff to prepare the forms. If you have any questions, please contact the office at (563)568-2148.

2016 Crop Certification
In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Allamakee County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline.
The following acreage reporting dates are applicable for Allamakee County:
July 15, 2016:                     All crops
FSFL Loans
The Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) Program provides low-interest financing for producers to build or upgrade farm storage and handling facilities. The program is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA).
A producer may borrow up to $500,000 per loan, with a minimum down payment of 15 percent. Loan terms are up to 12 years, depending on the amount of the loan. Producers must demonstrate storage needs based on three years of production history.

Producers who select the FSFL microloan option can borrow up to $50,000, with the minimum down payment reduced to five percent and shorter loan terms. Producers can self-certify the storage needs of the eligible commodity and are not required to demonstrate storage needs based on production history. This can be for new or used equipment. Applicants for all loans will be charged a nonrefundable $100 application fee. Please contact the Allamakee County FSA Office for additional questions at (563)568-2148.