Florida FSA - Columbia and Union Counties - December Updates

December 15, 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   
 Monday - Friday
 8:00 am – 4:30 pm     

County Committee            
The County Committee’s next meeting is scheduled for January 28, 2016 at 8:30am.

COC Members:
Ross Terry, Member
Alan Courson Member
Joshua Smith Member
Aldine Feagle, Member
Charlie H Crawford, Member
Walter Rentz Advisor

County Office Staff 
Hugh Hunter, County Executive Director 
Jim Boyd, Farm Loans

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

From the Desk of Hugh Hunter, CED

My office staff and I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  

Please remember that January 15, 2016 is the Acreage Reporting date for Fall seeded small grains.

2015 County Committee Election RESULTS

Congratulations to Aldine Feagle and Charlie H Crawford.  Mr. Feagle was elected to represent farmers from LAA 03 Columbia County and Mr. Crawford was elected to present farmers from LAA 04 Columbia County on the county committee. Aldine and Charlie were elected to their 1st term. 

FSA appreciates all of the voters for taking the time to complete the election ballot. The county committee system works only because of your participation. The committee members will hold their organizational meeting on January 28, 2016 and elect a Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson for 2016.

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. 

The CCC-576, Notice of Loss, is used to report failed acreage and prevented planting and may be completed by any producer with an interest in the crop. Timely filing a Notice of Loss is required for all crops including grasses. For losses on crops covered by the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), you must file a CCC-576, Notice of Loss, in the FSA County Office within 15 days of the occurrence of the disaster or when losses become apparent.  

For hand-harvested crops, at least one producer having in a share in the unit must notify FSA of damage or loss through the Administrative County Office for the unit within 72 hours of the date damage or loss first becomes apparent.

Notification may be provided by the participant or participant’s representative by the following methods:

  • Filing the FSA-576 Part B
  • Email
  • Fax
  • Phone

If filing for prevented planting, an acreage report and CCC-576 must be filed within 15 calendar days of the final planting date for the crop