This is a full-time permanent position with responsibilities for
carrying out general office activities and technical functions
pertaining to FSA administered programs. Applicants should be
motivated and possess excellent human relations skills as well
as strong clerical and computer skills. A general knowledge of
agricultural practices is also important. Salary range is
$30,344 - $54,670.
If you are interested, or know someone who is, the vacancy is
available by accessing the USAJobs.gov website.
A copy of the vacancy announcement is also available at:
Logan County Farm Service Agency USDA Service Center
1650 5th St
Lincoln, IL 62656
Phone: 217/217-735-5508 x 2
Applications must be submitted through USAJobs.gov by the
closing date of the announcement, which is, Thursday, June 13th,
We recognize and appreciate the benefits of diversity in the
workplace. People who share this belief and reflect a diverse
background are encouraged to apply.
The USDA/FSA is an Equal Opportunity Provider, Employer, and
Higher Limits Now Available on USDA Farm Loans
Higher limits are now available for borrowers interested in
USDA’s farm loans, which help agricultural producers purchase
farms or cover operating expenses. The 2018 Farm Bill increased
the amount that producers can borrow through direct and
guaranteed loans available through USDA’s Farm Service Agency
(FSA) and made changes to other loans, such as microloans and
Key changes include:
The Direct Operating Loan limit increased from $300,000 to
$400,000, and the Guaranteed Operating Loan limit increased from
$ 1.429 million to $1.75 million. Operating loans help producers
pay for normal operating expenses, including machinery and
equipment, seed, livestock feed, and more.
The Direct Farm Ownership Loan limit increased from $300,000 to
$600,000, and the Guaranteed Farm Ownership Loan limit increased
from $1.429 million to $1.75 million. Farm ownership loans help
producers become owner-operators of family farms as well as
improve and expand current operations.
Producers can now receive both a $50,000 Farm Ownership
Microloan and a $50,000 Operating Microloan.
Previously, microloans were limited to a combined $50,000.
Microloans provide flexible access to credit for small,
beginning, niche, and non-traditional farm operations.
Producers who previously received debt forgiveness as part of an
approved FSA restructuring plan are now eligible to apply for
emergency loans. Previously, these producers were ineligible.
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Beginning and socially disadvantaged producers can now receive
up to a 95 percent guarantee against the loss of principal and
interest on a loan, up from 90 percent.
About Farm Loans Direct farm loans, which include
microloans and emergency loans, are financed and serviced by
FSA, while guaranteed farm loans are financed and serviced by
commercial lenders. For guaranteed loans, FSA provides a
guarantee against possible financial loss of principal and
For more information on FSA farm loans, visit www.fsa.usda.gov
or contact Tony Schmillen at the Logan County FSA Office at
217-735-5508 ext. 2.
The Logan County Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers to
report prevented planting and failed acres in order to establish
or retain FSA program eligibility for some programs.
Producers should report crop acreage they intended to plant, but
due to natural disaster, were prevented from planting. Prevented
planting acreage must be reported on form CCC-576, Notice of
Loss, no later than 15 calendar days after the final planting
date as established by FSA and Risk Management Agency (RMA).
The final planting day for corn is June 5, 2019 and soybeans is
June 20, 2019. The last day to report prevented plant corn is
June 20, 2019 and soybeans is July 5, 2019.
If a producer is unable to report the prevented planting acreage
within the 15 calendar days following the final planting date, a
late-filed report can be submitted. Late-filed reports will only
be accepted if FSA conducts a farm visit to assess the eligible
disaster condition that prevented the crop from being planted. A
measurement service fee will be charged.
Logan County FSA Office
1650 5th St
Lincoln, IL 62656
Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
County Executive Director:
Farm Loan Manager:
Dennis Ramlow - Chairman
Tim Southerlan - Vice Chairman
Kenton Stoll - Member
Kathy Wilham - Advisor
Next County Committee Meeting: TBD