This is especially true for land
that is considered Highly Erodible (HEL) or contains Wetlands
(WL). The FSA Office should be the first point of contact prior
to conducting land clearing or draining type projects to ensure
the proposed actions meet compliance criteria.
Report Forage and
Fall-Seeded Crops by December
FSA is reminding farmers of the requirement to report their
perennial forages and fall seeded crops by December
15, 2017 to meet FSA program eligibility
requirements. FSA and the Risk Management Agency (RMA), which
oversees the Federal Crop Insurance Program, now have common
acreage reporting dates.
Perennial forages include
alfalfa, alfalfa grass mixtures, red clover, and others that are
intended for harvest in 2018. This also includes
pasture acreage and cover crops. Fall seeded
small grains include winter wheat, rye and others. Producers
who are interested in participating in any 2018 USDA farm
programs or just want to keep their acreage history up to date
need to report the location, acreage and planting date of the
Text Messages: Producers
can sign up to receive text message reminders about important
FSA deadlines, reporting requirements and updates. Text
372-669 to subscribe. Standard text messaging rates apply.
Logan County FSA
Encourages Farmers and Ranchers to Vote in the County Committee
The 2017 Farm
Service Agency County Committee Elections began on November 6th,
when ballots were mailed to eligible voters of Logan Countyís
Local Administrative Area (LAA) #3. LAA #3 is comprised of
Hurlbut, Elkhart, Mount Pulaski, Laenna, and Lake Fork. The
deadline to return the ballots to our FSA office is December
members are an important component of the operations of FSA and
provide a link between the agricultural community and USDA.
Farmers and ranchers elected to County Committees help deliver
FSA programs at the local level, applying their knowledge and
judgment to make decisions on commodity price support programs;
conservation programs; incentive, indemnity and disaster
programs for some commodities; emergency programs and
eligibility. FSA Committees operate within official regulations
designed to carry out federal laws.
To be an eligible
voter, farmers and ranchers must participate or cooperate in an FSA program. A person who is not of legal voting age, but
supervises and conducts the farming operations of an entire farm
may also be eligible to vote.
Eligible voters in Local Administrative Area #3, who do not
receive a ballot in the mail can obtain one from the local USDA
Service Center. December
4, 2017, is the last day for voters to
submit ballots in person. Ballots returned by mail must also be
postmarked no later than December
4th. Newly elected Committee members and
their alternates will take office January 1, 2018.
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FSA guaranteed loans
allow lenders to provide agricultural credit to farmers who do not
meet the lender's normal underwriting criteria. Farmers and
ranchers apply for a guaranteed loan through a lender, and the
lender arranges for the guarantee. FSA can guarantee up to 95
percent of the loss of principal and interest on a loan. Guaranteed
loans can be used for both farm ownership and operating purposes.
ownership loans can be used to purchase farmland, construct or
repair buildings, develop farmland to promote soil and water
conservation or to refinance debt.
loans can be used to purchase livestock, farm equipment, feed, seed,
fuel, farm chemicals, insurance and other operating expenses.
FSA can guarantee farm
ownership and operating loans up to $1,399,000. Repayment terms
vary depending on the type of loan, collateral and the producer's
ability to repay the loan. Operating loans are normally repaid
within seven years and farm ownership loans are not to exceed 40
Please contact your lender or local FSA farm loan office for more
information on guaranteed loans.
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
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 - Member
Tim Southerlan - Chairman
Kenton Stoll - Vice - Chairman
Dorothy Gleason - Advisor
County Executive Director:
Mari Anne Komnick
Farm Loan Manager:
Next COC Meeting :
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.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider,
employer and lender. To file a complaint of discrimination, write:
USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of
Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410
or call (866) 632-9992 (Toll-free Customer Service), (800) 877-8339
(Local or Federal relay), (866) 377-8642 (Relay voice users).