FSA

Farmers can now receive notifications from the Rock County FSA Office through text messages on their cell phone. Whether you are in the field, on a tractor, or even on horseback, this service enables FSA customers and stakeholders to receive notifications while on the go. Producers will receive...
Important dates: •Jan. 31: 2016 wool loan and LDP request deadline. •Feb. 1: 2017 NAP Maple sap sales deadline. •Feb. 20: FSA Office closed for Presidents Day. •March 15: 2017 NAP pasture and spring-seeded annual crop sales deadline; 2017 crop insurance corn, soybeans, oats and spring wheat sales...
Farmers and ranchers, It’s that time of year again. The Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) 2016 County Committee Elections begin soon. Your FSA county committees are a vital and direct link between our farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. I encourage all eligible farmers and ranchers,...
Emergency loans at an annual interest rate of 3.5 percent are currently available to eligible family farmers in Rock County as a result of a recently issued FSA Administrator’s Physical Loss Notification. This approval is limited to applicants who suffered physical losses caused by high winds,...
  The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers to review available USDA crop risk protection options, including Federal Crop Insurance and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage, before the fall-seeded crop deadlines of Sept. 30 for winter wheat and forage production and...
  The recently announced Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands Program is designed to support grazing operations; maintain and improve plant and animal biodiversity; while protecting grasslands from being converted to other uses. The CRP Grasslands Program consists of three continuous...
  The third and final step in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) process, the annual enrollment into the particular program/s that producers elected earlier for the 2014 and 2015 crop years, is underway and will end on Sept. 30. To get this task accomplished as...
The Rock County Farm Service Agency is accepting nominations to represent selected townships on its county committee. One three-year term is open to represent the townships of Clinton, Kanaranzi, Luverne and Magnolia. Nomination deadline is Aug. 3. Forms are available at the FSA office or online at...
  The annual election for the FSA County Committee is once again upon us. Elections take place each year to replace a member whose three-year term will expire. Producers who reside in a particular elective area, also called a Local Administrative Area (LAA), and who participate in FSA programs and...
  Applicants will begin receiving disaster assistance through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) for losses suffered from Oct. 1, 2013, through Sept. 30, 2014. The program, reauthorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides disaster relief to producers...

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