He was nominated with 120 votes and began his term January 1,
2017. We would like to thank all who voted and continue to
encourage nominees for future elections. Being part of the
county committee is a unique opportunity to have an influence of
federal farm programs at the local level.
If you have any further questions or are interested in future
elections, please visit www.fsa.usda.gov or contact the Logan
County FSA office at (217)735-5508, ext. 2.
ARC/PLC Enrollment for 2017
The 2017 ARC/PLC Enrollment is well underway in the Logan County
FSA Office! The enrollment period began November 1, 2016 and
will run through August 1, 2017. We encourage you to make a trip
to the office this Winter, before getting busy with Spring field
work. Informing the FSA office of any farm changes prior to your
arrival will insure that we get your paperwork completed as
quickly and thoroughly as we can.
Contracts must be signed each year to receive program coverage.
If all signatures have not been obtained by the end of the
enrollment period, your farm(s) will be deemed ineligible and
you will not receive any possible financial assistance for that
If you have questions or need to contact the office, please call
(217)735-5508, ext. 2.
USDA Announces Streamlined Guaranteed Loans and Additional
Lender Category for Small-Scale Operators
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the
availability of a streamlined version of USDA guaranteed loans,
which are tailored for smaller scale farms and urban producers.
The program, called EZ Guarantee Loans, uses a simplified
application process to help beginning, small, underserved and
family farmers and ranchers apply for loans of up to $100,000
from USDA-approved lenders to purchase farmland or finance
USDA today also unveiled a new category of lenders that will
join traditional lenders, such as banks and credit unions, in
offering USDA EZ Guarantee Loans. Microlenders, which include
Community Development Financial Institutions and Rural
Rehabilitation Corporations, will be able to offer their
customers up to $50,000 of EZ Guaranteed Loans, helping to reach
urban areas and underserved producers. Banks, credit unions and
other traditional USDA-approved lenders, can offer customers up
to $100,000 to help with agricultural operation costs.
EZ Guarantee Loans offer low interest rates and terms up to
seven years for financing operating expenses and 40 years for
financing the purchase of farm real estate. USDA-approved
lenders can issue these loans with the Farm Service Agency (FSA)
guaranteeing the loan up to 95 percent.
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USDA is providing a 90-day period for the public to review and
comment on program improvements. To review program details, visit
www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 0560-AI34 and follow the
instructions to submit comments.
Please contact, John Peters, County Executive Director, at
217-735-5508 ext 2, firstname.lastname@example.org or for Farm Loans,
please contact Tony Schmillen, Farm Loan Manager, at 217-735-5508
ext 2, email@example.com.
Logan County FSA Office
1650 5th Street
Lincoln, IL, 62656
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Phone: 217-735-5508 ext. 2
Dennis Ramlow - Chairman
Tim Southerlan - Vice Chairman
Kenton Stoll - Member
Dorothy Gleason - Advisor
County Executive Director:
Mari Anne Komnick
Farm Loan Manager:
County Operations Trainee:
Next COC Meeting :
January 25th at 9:00am
Persons with disabilities who
require accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting
should contact John Peters at 217-735-5508 extension 2 or Federal
Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.