Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
MSC News National Headlines U.S Health Tech Talk World Business Sports Top Headlines
Kansas Farm Service Agency Provides New Program Updates
06/12/2019
 

Between the 2018 Farm Bill that was signed into law last December and the recent announcement of an additional Market Facilitation Program (MFP), Kansas producers are anxiously awaiting more program details and enrollment information. Some FSA programs are already rolling out, like a Continuous CRP enrollment that began June 3 and the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program that begins June 17. Enhancements to the livestock disaster programs and increased farm loan limits have been implemented. And the updated Marketing Assistance Loan (MAL) program details have been announced, including increased nation loan rates for several commodities. Information about all programs can be seen at https://www.farmers.gov/farmbill. But the two programs with the most potential impact on producers—MFP and ARC/PLC—are still in the wings.

According to Kansas FSA State Executive Director David Schemm, the enrollment period for 2019 and 2020 ARC/PLC is not yet known. Initial news reports announced enrollment would begin in early September, but Schemm indicated that has not been finalized. “Before an enrollment period can begin, policy and training must be provided to all our employees. We are tentatively anticipating training in late summer, and excited about providing information to producers as soon as we’re able,” said Schemm. He also stated that Kansas FSA has partnered with Kansas State Research and Extension and program support and producer informational meetings in late summer and early fall will be a joint effort.

The second MFP was announced by USDA on May 23. Details known at this time can be read in this press release. Schemm said he understands the issues producers have with not knowing more specific program details, such as county rates and eligible acreage, and is just as eager as producers to learn more. He said Kansas FSA is proactively planning for MFP program rollout and enrollment, by contacting local ag partners to help disseminate information, scheduling producer informational meetings, and getting through as much workload as possible now in county offices. Producers are encouraged to follow https://www.farmers.gov/ for more information or contact your local FSA office or the Kansas FSA at 785-539-3531.

You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
One killed in Atchison Co wreck
Meth found in child's system; mother arrested
Robinson man facing child sex charges
Atchison man injured in 3-vehicle Johnson Co crash
Woman hurt while trying to find her dog
Healing arts executive placed on probation
Financial crimes hold one
Atchison man accused of arson
Special display coming to Hiawatha
CMC in Falls City to stop delivering babies
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Meth found in child's system; mother arrested
Two charged in Horton burglary
Storm Disaster Assistance Available to Kansas Farm Families
Day 1, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report
County to re-advertise for emergency management director
Frankfort awarded USDA loan
Falls City hospital to discuss future use of nursery space
MDC to streamline Nature Shop sales starting this summer
MDC reduces CWD Management Zone starting July
Atchison's 14th Street viaduct to close
Click Here For All Stories

©2019 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report
KNZA - KLZA - KMZA - KTNC - KAIR
Powered by Radio Media Group
108.162.241.76