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Farm News: Updated 07/26

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FSA nominations
The nomination period for local Farm Service Agency county committees ends Aug. 1. To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area in which the person is a candidate. To become a candidate, an eligible individual must sign the nomination form, FSA-669A. For more information, visit http://www.fsa.usda.gov/elections or call the Hardin/LaRue FSA office at 765-2702.

ACRE deadline
extended
The 2010 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) production certification deadline has been extended to Sept. 1.
 
Emergency loans
available
LaRue County has been declared a “contiguous county” due to damages and losses caused by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred April 22-May 20. Eligible family farmers may qualify for FSA EM loan assistance pursuant to Section 321(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act.
EM loan applications for physical and production losses will be received through Feb. 1, 2012 and applications pending on that date may be processed and completed.
Farmers interested in applying for assistance should contact the Hardin/LaRue FSA office at 765-2702.