JACKSON COUNTY FARM SERVICE AGENCY
311 County Road A Ste 1
Black River Falls, WI 54615-8205
Phone (715) 284-4515 x2 Fax (715) 284-9184
Julie Dokkestul, County Executive Director
County Committee (COC) Election For more information on
The election of agricultural necessary to administer pro- Eligible individuals may
FSA programs visit
producers to the FSA grams in the county. nominate themselves or oth- www.fsa.usda.gov.
County Committee (COC) is ers as a candidate. Request
The Townships in Local
important to all farmers. It is a nomination form from your
crucial that eligible produc-
Administrative Area 2
FSA office. YOU’RE INVITED
(LAA2), which are up for
ers participate in the elec- To the FSA Open House on
election are: Adams, Albion, Ballots will be mailed to
tions because the COC is
the link between the agricul-
Curran, Hixton and Spring- eligible voters on November Wednesday, July 6th from 1 to 3 pm
field Producers who partici- 4, 2011 and must be re- at the Jackson County FSA Office.
tural community and USDA.
pate or cooperate in FSA turned by December 5,
COCs help deliver FSA farm County office staff will be
programs and reside in 2011. Newly elected COC
programs at the local level. sharing information on the
LAA2 may be nominated for members take office January
Farmers who serve on County Committee
the COC from June 15 1, 2012.
COCs help with decisions election process and the
through August 1, 2011.
important role committee
members play in
DATES TO REMEMBER FARM LOAN PROGRAM implementing FSA
June 15 - Begin COC Election Nomina- programs locally.
Rural Youth Loans Available
tions Please plan to join us.
Youth loans are available to kids ages 10
July 4 - Office Closed—Independence
to 20 years old for an agriculturally related
Day income project. Participant must have a
July 6 - COC Open House, 1-3 pm sponsoring adult from 4-H, FFA, or other REMINDER:
July 15 - Crop Reporting Deadline youth organization. The maximum loan Contact the FSA office to
- 2010 NAP Production Reporting amount is $5,000. Applications are avail- request Marketing
Deadline able from your local FSA office. Authorizations for 2010
July 29 - 2009 SURE application dead- Commodity Loans
General Farm Loan Programs
line before moving or
Aug 1 - Last day to request a 2011 FSA offers loans to purchase farmland selling any grain.
Farm reconstitution and finance agricultural operations. FSA
loan programs are designed to help produc-
- Last day to submit a COC elec- Keep Records Current
ers who are temporarily unable to obtain
tion nomination Let us know if you have:
private or commercial credit.
- CRP Primary Nesting Season
Farm Operating Loans can be used to pay Changes in financial institutions or
for annual operating expenses, equipment accounts
Sept 1 - 2010 ACRE production report-
and livestock purchases. Bought or sold cropland
Farm Ownership loans can be used to Rented a different farm
Sept 5 - Office Closed—Labor Day
purchase or enlarge a farm or ranch, or con- Changes in your farming operation
Sept 30 - 2012 NAP application deadline
struct essential farm buildings and improve-
for pasture, forages, Christmas ments. Certain eligibility requirements apply.
Cropland w/o a highly erodible
trees determination (sod busting)
Jackson County farmers and producers
Oct 1 - 2011 LIP and ELAP deadline Completed or plan to dig, dredge,
are served by Farm Loan Officials out of the
Continuous - CRP Continuous Sign Up Monroe County FSA office. Please call 608- fill or convert a wetland
- Farm Storage Facility Loans 269-8136 x 2 for more information or to Pasture that has not been previ-
schedule to meet with a loan officer. ously reported
USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider, Employer and Lender.
FARM STORAGE FACILITY LOAN PROGRAM (FSFL) 2011 Livestock Indemnity Program
Now is the time to think about upgrading or adding Producers that suffer immediate livestock deaths
extra storage space for your grain crops, forage, refrig- due to adverse weather conditions (such as floods,
erated vegetable and fruit storage, and renewable bio- lightening, extreme hot/cold) may be eligible for the
mass (excluding manure structures). The 2011 Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). Live-
FSFL program provides low interest loans stock deaths must have occurred between Janu-
up to a maximum of $500,000 for up to a ary 1, 2011 and October 1, 2011.
maximum of 12 years repayment. Producers must provide a Notification of Loss
Participants are required to provide a within 30 days of the date of animal death. LIP
down payment of 15 percent, with CCC will only compensate on deaths in excess of nor-
providing a loan for the remaining 85 percent of the net mal mortality. Producers will be required to pro-
cost of the eligible facility. An application fee of $100 is vide verifiable documentation of all animal deaths
required. It is recommended that you start the loan including those died of normal mortality. Pneumo-
process 6 months ahead of the time the project would nia is not an eligible payment loss. The deadline
be completed. Contact FSA for more details and eligi- to apply for LIP is October 1, 2011.
SUPPLEMENTAL REVENUE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SURE) REMINDERS
The SURE program provides compensation for crop production, revenue and quality losses due to adverse weather con-
ditions. The SURE program is very complex. The deadline for the 2009 SURE program is July 29, 2011. Key points to
remember about SURE:
Applicant must meet Risk Management Purchase Requirements- All crops of economic significance must be under
some plan of Federal Crop Insurance or Noninsured Assistance Program, some exemptions apply.
A crop of economic significance is defined as a crop that is expected to contribute at least 5% of the farming opera-
At least one crop of economic significance must have suffered a 10% production loss.
A Farm refers to ALL crops grown by a producer in ALL counties in ALL states.
Payment is issued at 60% of the difference between the Disaster Program Guarantee (sum of all crops) and the Total
Farm Revenue (sum of all crops)
Producer payment limitation is $100,000 between all FSA administered disaster programs
Producers are reminded to keep production records on all crops grown. In many cases reliable and verifiable records
are needed. This includes, but is not limited to, sales documentation, warehouse ledgers, scale tickets, appraisals, etc
for future SURE programs.
Karner Blue Butterfly SAFE CRP
Participants in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) are The Jackson County FSA is still taking applications for
reminded of their maintenance responsibilities: our KBB project. This project seeks to restore very spe-
Participants should control noxious weeds, volunteer trees, cific habitat for the threatened and endangered Karner
and rodents. Annual mowing of CRP is prohibited. Blue butterfly. This practice offers a very diverse
prairie seed mix which includes lupine for the KBB
CRP acreage should not be used to store farm machinery, habitat. This program is run similar to
bales, cars, permanent hunting stands, etc. CRP and pays annual rental rates on eligible
Producers should refrain from maintenance activities during acreage. Contracts are available for a 2012
the Primary Nesting Season. The Primary Nesting Season start date. Minimal program requirements in-
is May 15, 2011 to August 1, 2011. clude fields with at least 1/3 soils conducive to
If special treatment is needed for small areas during the KBB habitat (generally lighter, well drained soils), and the
fields also have to have a cropping history 4 out of the
Primary Nesting season, requests should be written to the
six years from 2002-2007. Contracts are for ten to 15
FSA County Committee for approval. After approval the
participant may do maintenance activity.
Please contact our office for more information.
USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider, Employer and Lender.