Kentucky FSA Extends Program Deadlines

February 2019

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Kentucky FSA Newsletter

Kentucky Farm Service Agency

771 Corporate Dr.,  Ste 205 Lexington, KY 40503

State Executive Director: Brian Lacefield
Phone: 859-224-7601

State Committee:
Sharon Furches, Chair
Tom Flowers
Kenney Imel
Brenda Paul
Bart Peters

Executive Officer:
Robert W. Finch
Phone: 859-224-7696

Administrative Office
Debbie Wakefield
Phone: 859-224-7622

Farm Program Chief:
Travis Chick
Phone: 859-224-7637

Farm Loan Chief:
Mike Hoyt
Phone: 859-224-7440  

To find contact information for your local office go to




USDA Farm Service Agency Announces Program Deadline Extensions

USDA’s Farm Service Agency extended deadlines on many of its programs because of the government shutdown and the emergency nature of many of the programs. Below are updated deadlines:

Farm Programs

  • Market Facilitation Program
    • Deadline to apply extended to Feb. 14, 2019
  • Marketing Assistance Loans
    • If loan matured in December 2018, settlement date extended to Feb. 14, 2019
    • Peanut loans or Loan Deficiency Payments - loan availability date now Feb. 28, 2019
  • Emergency Conservation Program
    • Performance reporting due Feb. 14, 2019
  • Livestock Forage Disaster
    • 2018 application for payment due Feb. 28, 2019
  • Emergency Assistance Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish Program
    • Notice of loss due Feb. 14, 2019
  • Livestock Indemnity Program
    • Notice of loss due Feb. 14, 2019
  • Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
    • Submitting 2019 application for coverage due Feb. 14, 2019
    • Notice of loss for 72-hour harvest and grazing (as applicable) due Feb. 14, 2019
    • Notice of loss for prevented planting and failed acres due Feb. 14, 2019
    • Applications for payment for 2018 covered losses due Feb. 14, 2019
  • Tree Assistance Program
    • Notice of loss due Feb. 14, 2019
  • Acreage Reporting      
    • January reporting deadlines extended to February 14, 2019

For inquiries related to these programs or any not listed above, contact your local County FSA office.