Thursday, November 03, 2016

The timeline to FSA elections should be taken seriously by all farmers, especially family and small organic farmers.

The election of responsible agricultural producers to FSA (Farm Service Agency) county committees is important to ALL farmers and ranchers with large or small operations. It is crucial that every eligible producer take part in this election because county committees are a direct link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Committee members are a critical component of the day-to-day operations of FSA. They help deliver FSA farm programs at the local level. Farmers who serve on committees help decide the kind of programs their counties will offer. They work to make FSA agricultural programs serve the needs of local producers....
Be involved and insure the USDA understands the issues and where the path forward exists.
November 7, 2016 ballots are mailed....

Hay Net can be drought insurance. It also can help with flooding problems and poor production any year when rainfall is sparse. 

"Hay Net" (click here)

Welcome to the USDA Farm Service Agency Hay Net Website - Now Offering Ads for Grazing Acres

Historically, FSA's Hay Net website has been the "go to" online resource for producers to list information concerning the need for hay or the availability of hay. Now, in response to requests from producers, we are expanding the site to include the option to list a need for grazing acres or to list acres available for grazing. FSA is not responsible for defining the terms of any grazing agreements or lease contracts. Please select the appropriate link below:...