Gilchrist Dixie Levy County Farm Service Agency - USDA

Gilchrist Dixie Levy County Farm Service Agency - USDA This page was created to post deadlines and announce programs. Serving the Farmers and Ranchers of the Tri-County Area
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Optimism sprouting for hail damaged watermelon fields
03/30/2019
Optimism sprouting for hail damaged watermelon fields

Optimism sprouting for hail damaged watermelon fields

Thousands of acres of watermelon crops were damaged by Wednesday's hail storm, but now experts are saying the damage is as extensive as they originally thought.

01/01/2019

This U.S. Department of Agriculture office is currently closed, due to the lapse in federal government funding.

The office will reopen once funding is restored.

02/20/2018

Reminder: Producers should call or visit the office for more information on closing dates for certain crops.

February 28 is the last day to purchase coverage on watermelons, squash, beans, peas, millet, sorghum, etc.

The coverage does not take affect until 30 days after purchased. Give us a call for more information. (352) 463-2358

Budget Deal Restores Farm Bill Coverage for Cotton
02/09/2018
Budget Deal Restores Farm Bill Coverage for Cotton

Budget Deal Restores Farm Bill Coverage for Cotton

Critically-needed policy that restores Title I coverage for cotton in the current Farm Bill was part of the bipartisan budget legislation approved by Congress on February 9 and signed into law by P…

01/22/2018

This U.S. Department of Agriculture office is currently closed, due to the lapse in federal government funding.
The office will reopen once Congress restores funding.

11/04/2017
Perdue Announces Farm Service Agency and Rural Development State Directors

Neil Combee is the new Florida State Director of the Farm Service Agency.

(Washington, D.C. November 3, 2017) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a slate of Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Rural Development (RD) State Directors, all serving as appointees of President Donald J. Trump. FSA State Directors help implement U.S. Department of Agriculture…

10/14/2017
Dixie County Advocate

Dixie County Advocate

USDA Disaster Assistance and Hurricane Recovery Workshop Set for Oct. 31 in Cross City

Gainesville, Fla., Oct. 13, 2017 – The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Service Center in Dixie County is hosting a disaster assistance and hurricane recovery workshop Oct. 31, 10 a.m. at Dixie County Public-Library-Cross City, 16328 US-19, Cross City, Fla. 32628. The event is free and open to the public.

Representatives from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) will present information on the various disaster assistance programs and resources available for farmers, ranchers and rural communities. Workshop topics include emergency assistance for livestock & crop-related expenses and losses; financial assistance programs to help with farm and farmland damage; deadlines for applying for disaster assistance programs and programs to help with restoration and rehabilitation of farm and ranch land.

For more information contact Kesha Harvey, 352-486-2125. Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting should contact Kesha Harvey, 352-486-2125 or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 by Oct. 27.

09/09/2017
UF IFAS Extension - Levy County

UF IFAS Extension - Levy County

PEANUT GROWERS
A MESSAGE FROM ANTHONY DREW
Many of you have contacted me for "what do I do" conversation as we continue to try to get this already challenging crop in. At the suggestion of my son, in terms of emergencies of the weather and medical type, I waited till this morning to contact you.
As all of you know, the forecast for this storm looks like we will take a hit. We are all behind already with harvest. So, I will be available on Tuesday IF there is phone service and gas to go with.
Obviously, we are not going to test maturity this coming week. All we can do is dig and pick as fast as we can when it clears. So, hunker down and we'll see you when the wind dies down.
If you have time, spray fungicide NOW in front of the storm any fields that will have to wait for any time after it's over.
You can call me anytime as long as phone service lasts. Today, my cell service will be limited.

Good luck,
D A Drew

Disaster Assistance Program
09/07/2017
Disaster Assistance Program

Disaster Assistance Program

USDA offers a variety of programs and services to help communities, farmers, ranchers and businesses that have been hard hit by Hurricane Harvey and other natural disaster events. To find out how USDA can further assist you, visit USDA’s Storm Disaster Page.

07/26/2017

Deadline to sign up ARC/PLC for 2017 is August 1, 2017, if you have not signed up yet please contact the office asap!

04/25/2017

Reminder to all watermelon farmers 🍉 Monday, May 1st is the deadline to turn in your 2016 watermelon production and for your 2017 watermelon acreage report.

02/28/2017

Today is the last day to purchase watermelon coverage and most other vegetables. Don't forget to buy your insurance. 🍉🍉🍉🍉🍉🍉

01/28/2017

Reminder: Producers should call or visit the office for more information on closing dates for certain crops.

January 31 for Tomatoes, cucumbers and other vegetables.
February 28 for watermelons etc.

The coverage does not take affect until 30 days after purchased. Give us a call for more information. (352) 463-2358

09/30/2016

Today is the deadline to purchase coverage for Grass (forage, grazing, seed), Mixed Forage, Rye, Perennial Peanuts, Oats.
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Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

USDA’s Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to a natural disaster.

Application Closing Dates
The application and service fee must be filed by the application closing date as established by the FSA State Committee. 2017 Application closing dates are as follows:

September 30, 2016 - Grass (forage, grazing, seed), Mixed Forage, Rye, Perennial Peanuts, Oats

November 20, 2016 – Blueberries, Caneberries, Peaches

December 1, 2016 – Honey

January 31, 2017 – Cucumbers, Eggplant, Tomatoes

February 28, 2017 – Beans, Cantaloupes, Peas, Squash, Sweet Corn, Millet, Pumpkins, watermelons

The service fee is the lessor of $250 per crop or $750 per producer per administrative county, not to exceed a total of $1,875 for a producer with farming interests in multiple counties. Socially Disadvantage and Limited resource producers may request a waiver of the service fee.

08/29/2016

Attn Clam Farmers: Thursday, September 1, 2016 is the last day to purchase insurance on your clams for 2017 Crop year.

06/15/2016

Important Reminder to watermelon farmers and producers of all hand harvested crops: If you filed a Notice of Loss, you must notify the office within 72 hours of final harvest for a final appraisal of your crops.

06/07/2016

The annual requirement of reporting to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) office can be referred to as crop reporting, acreage reporting, or crop certification. Filing an accurate and timely report for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage, can prevent loss of benefits for a variety of Farm Service Agency programs. All cropland on the farm must be reported to receive benefits from the ARC/PLC Program, Marketing Assistance Loans and Loan Deficiency Payments.
Conservation Reserve Program acreage must be reported to receive annual rental payments. Crop acreage for Non-Insured Crop Disaster Program (NAP) must also be reported.
Acreage reports are required if you want to be eligible for Farm Service Agency programs. All crops except vegetables, small grain and tobacco are required to be reported by JULY 15th.
Spring and Fall vegetables must be reported for each planting period within 15 calendar days after the completion of planting for each specific crop type. Prevented planting needs to be reported no later than 15 calendar days after the final planting date. Reports of failed acreage must be filed before disposition of the crop and producers must be able to establish to the satisfaction of the county committee that the crop failed and was prevented from being replanted through the normal planting period because of natural disaster conditions. Failed acreage must be reported within 15 calendar days of the disaster event and before disposition of the crop. If you have any questions about reporting crop acreage please call the FSA office at (352)463-2358

02/19/2016

Reminder: February 28, 2016 is the deadline to purchase coverage on watermelons, cantaloupes, beans, squash, and most other vegetable crops.
Coverage doesn't take effect for 30 days after purchase so please don't wait to purchase.
Waiver of premiums are available for socially disadvantaged producers including women and beginning farmers and ranchers.
For more information contact the office at 352-463-2358

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)
12/30/2015
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

Provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occurs due to natural disasters.

Gilchrist Dixie Levy County Producers Urged to Consider Risk Protection Coverage Before Crop Sales DeadlinesThe USDA Far...
12/29/2015
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

Gilchrist Dixie Levy County Producers Urged to Consider Risk Protection Coverage Before Crop Sales Deadlines

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers to review available USDA crop risk protection options, including federal crop insurance and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage.

Federal crop insurance covers crop losses from natural adversities such as drought, hail and excessive moisture. NAP covers losses from natural disasters on crops for which no permanent federal crop insurance program is available, including perennial grass forage and grazing crops, fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, floriclture, ornamental nursery, aquaculture, turf grass, ginseng, honey, syrup, bioenergy, and industrial crops.

The following crops in Gilchrist\Dixie\Levy Counties have a NAP application deadline of:

01/31/2016 - Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Eggplant, Lettuce

02/28/2016 - Beans, Cantaloupe, Sweet Corn, Grapes, Millet (Forage, Grazed) Onions, Green Peanuts, Peas, Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkins, Rutabaga, Sorghum, Soybeans (Dixie County Only), Squash, Turnips, Watermelons

*All crops are fresh market unless noted. Coverage for spring and fall plantings must be purchased at the same date. For additional crops please contact the office for application closing dates. Coverage does not take effect until 30 days after coverage is purchased.

USDA has partnered with Michigan State University and the University of Illinois to create an online tool at www.fsa.usda.gov/nap that allows producers to determine whether their crops are eligible for federal crop insurance or NAP and to explore the best level of protection for their operation. NAP basic coverage is available at 55 percent of the average market price for crop losses that exceed 50 percent of expected production, with higher levels of coerage, up to 65 percent of their expected productions at 100 percent of the average market price available, including coverage for organics and crops marketed directly to consumers. Crops intended for grazing are not eligible for additional NAP coverage.

Federal crop insurance coverage is sold and delivered solely through private insurance agents. Agent lists are available at all USDA Service Centers or at USDA's online Agent Locator: http://prodwebnib.rma.usda.gov/aps/AgentLocator/#. Producers can use the USDA Cost Estimator, https://ewebapp.rma.usda.gov/apps/costestimator/Default.aspx to predict insurance premium costs.

For more information on NAP, service fees, premiums and sales deadlines, contact the Gilchrist\Dixie\Levy County FSA office at 352-463-2358 or visit the web at www.fsa.usda.gov/nap.

Provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occurs due to natural disasters.

08/12/2015

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

USDA’s Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to a natural disaster.

Application Closing Dates
The application and service fee must be filed by the application closing date as established by the FSA State Committee. 2016 Application closing dates are as follows:

September 1, 2015 - Mollusks (clams, including nursery, raceway, and growout)

September 30, 2015 - Grass (forage, grazing, seed), Mixed Forage, Rye, Perennial Peanuts, Oats

November 20, 2015 – Blueberries, Caneberries, Peaches

December 1, 2015 – Honey

January 31, 2016 – Cucumbers, Eggplant, Tomatoes

February 28, 2016 – Beans, Cantaloupes, Peas, Squash, Sweet Corn, Millet, Pumpkins, watermelons

The service fee is the lessor of $250 per crop or $750 per producer per administrative county, not to exceed a total of $1,875 for a producer with farming interests in multiple counties. Socially Disadvantage and Limited resource producers may request a waiver of the service fee.

01/15/2015
Gilchrist Dixie Levy County Farm Service Agency - USDA

Deadline January 31, 2015

Attention Livestock Farmers and Ranchers: You may still sign-up for the 2012 drought relief Livestock Forage Program LFP... Deadline to sign-up is January 31, 2015, contact the office at 352-463-2358 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

10/16/2014

Attention Livestock Farmers and Ranchers: You may still sign-up for the 2012 drought relief Livestock Forage Program LFP... Deadline to sign-up is January 31, 2015, contact the office at 352-463-2358 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

09/24/2014

Attention Livestock Farmers and Ranchers: The last day to make an appointment to sign-up for the 2012 drought relief program with out any deductions due to sequestration is October 1, 2014... This is not the deadline to sign-up, only the deadline to to prevent deductions. Contact the office at 352-463-2358

06/30/2014

REMINDER: Last day to report peanuts is JULY 15,

06/16/2014

June 20, 2014 is the late day to report prevented planted peanuts!!!
“To be considered timely, producers who request prevented planting acreage credit must report the acreage on FSA-578 and complete CCC-576, Part B within 15 calendar days after the final planting date.”

04/28/2014

All local Livestock producers -Please join us for an informative meeting on the new 2014 Farm Bill Permanent Livestock Disaster Assistance Programs.

The Livestock Forage Program (LFP) provides compensation to eligible producers who suffered grazing losses due to drought and fire.
*Payments are triggered by the drought monitor. Gilchrist, Dixie, and Levy county livestock producers who owned and grazed their livestock during the 2012 crop year may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses.

The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides compensation to eligible producers who suffered livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather and attacks by animals reintroduced by the Federal Government or protected by Federal law.

For more details please join us:

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm
The Suwannee River Fair Pavilion, Fanning Springs

Please call to reserve your seat (352) 463-2358

*Information provided by the Gilchrist- Dixie- Levy Farm Service Agency office.*

01/31/2014

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

NAP is a federally funded program that provides financial assistance to producers of non-insurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory, or prevented planting occurs as a result of natural disasters. NAP provides coverage for crops for which the catastrophic level of insurance is not available and payments of indemnities are based on individual producer crop losses. NAP losses must be reported within 15 days of loss.
Service Fees
Eligible producers must pay a service fee of $250 per crop not to exceed $750 per producer per administrative county, but not to exceed $1,875 for a producer with farming interests in multiple counties. Service fees may be waived for limited resource producers.
Application Closing Dates
The following application closing dates are being furnished so that you are aware of deadlines applicable to specific crops. Please note: All crops listed may not be available in your county. In order for these crops to be eligible for NAP coverage in your county the crop must have production evidence for 3 prior crop years, have evidence substantiating a market for these crops, and that the crops can be produced successfully.
01/31/2013 - Cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplant, Lettuce

02/28/2013 - Beans, Cantaloupe, Sweet Corn, Grapes, Millet (Forage, Grazed), Onions, Green Peanuts, Peas, Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkins, Rutabaga, Sorghum, Soybeans (Dixie Only), Squash, Turnips, Watermelons

*All crops are fresh market unless noted. Coverage for spring and fall plantings must be purchased at the same date. For additional crops please contact the office for application closing dates. Coverage does not take effect until 30 days after coverage is purchased.

Address

723 E Wade St
Trenton, FL
32693

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(352) 463-2358

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