What's up at the FSA Office?

by Cindy Mensen, Acting Allamakee County Executive Director (563) 568-2148

Sept 27: Allamakee County Committee meeting at the USDA Service Center  9:00 am start
Sept 30: End of the fiscal year for FSA purposes
Nov 15: Deadline to certify all forage or grazed 2017 crops
Dec 16: New deadline for the 2017 MPP sign-up

Marketing loans are available in the Allamakee County FSA office.  2016 loan rates for Allamakee County is $1.87 and $4.99 for corn and soybeans, respectively.

There currently is a Hard Red Winter Wheat LDP, if you certified a HRW crop for the 2016 crop year, stop in or call the Allamakee County FSA office to find out more.

A revamp to the Farm Stored Facility Loans program has recently taken place.  This service has been expanded to provide more options to producers to fund purchases of both new and used equipment with very low interest rates.  Please ensure to call the FSA office, prior to purchasing anything, to learn more about the items that can be loaned on and the terms of the program and loans.

With weather events that have happened over the course of the past month, the FSA office has been collecting information about damage to cropland.  Please call or stop in and speak with an FSA representative regarding any damage to cropland.

Lastly, October is the beginning of the new fiscal year for FSA purposes.  A couple things to remember is that it’s the month for CRP payments to be issued as well as when ARC program payments will be issued, if applicable.