Florida FSA - Columbia and Union Counties - October Updates

October 2015

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Columbia-Union County FSA Updates


2304 SW Main Blvd
Suite 103
Lake City, FL 32025  

386-752-8447 Phone 
855-485-0087 Fax   
  
 Hours 
 Monday - Friday
 8:00 am – 4:30 pm     

County Committee            
The County Committee’s next meeting is scheduled for December 8, 2015 at 10 am.

COC Members:
Travis Dicks Chairperson
Ross Terry Vice Chairperson
Delvey Dicks Member
Alan Courson Member
Joshua Smith Member
Walter Rentz Advisor

County Office Staff 
Hugh Hunter, County Executive Director 
  
Jim Boyd, Farm Loans
352-372-4668

Bunny Dubas, PT    
Jenny Morrison, PT   
Website:  www.fsa.usda.gov

From the Desk of Hugh Hunter, CED

Hope everyone is enjoying the cooler weather.  Please be reminded that all 2016 perennial and biennial forage acres, such as pasture acreage intended for haying or grazing, must be reported to FSA by the November 15th deadline.

All fall-seeded small grain acreage, such as winter wheat, oats, and rye must be reported by Jan. 15. 

The Nassau COC election is coming up soon.  Nassau County producers eligible to vote in the election will be receiving ballots on November 9th.


Farmers to Receive Documentation of USDA Services

Local Offices Issue Receipts for Services Provided

Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds agricultural producers that FSA provides a receipt to customers who request or receive assistance or information on FSA programs.

As part of FSA’s mission to provide enhanced customer service, producers who visit FSA will receive documentation of services requested and provided. From December through June, FSA issued more than 327,000 electronic receipts.

The 2014 Farm Bill requires a receipt to be issued for any agricultural program assistance requested from FSA, the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Rural Development (RD). Receipts include the date, summary of the visit and any agricultural information, program and/or loan assistance provided to an individual or entity.

In some cases, a form or document – such as a completed and signed program enrollment form –serve as the customer receipt instead of a printed or electronic receipt. A service is any information, program or loan assistance provided whether through a visit, email, fax or letter.

To learn more about FSA, visit www.fsa.usda.gov or to find your local USDA office, visit http://offices.usda.gov.