Farm Service Agency

Milo could be seen across the land in Delta County this summer.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Farmers and ranchers have until Wednesday, Sept. 30 to enroll in several key Farm Bill Safety Net Programs. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini stated these programs are: Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy).

Doctors Creek Unit shelters flooded following recent rains.
Inv Ryan Brown / Delta County Sheriff's office

Delta County Emergency Management Coordinator Monty Hobbs would like citizens to be informed of low interest loans for agricultural losses due to the Spring storms and flooding. Invoked in this time frame are losses incurred from May 4 to June 22, 2015.

Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers are reminded Aug. 1, 2014, is the deadline for local FSA county committee nominations. These committees are an important link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture with members serving three-year terms.

COLLEGE STATION — James B. Douglass, Acting Texas State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency (FSA), today announced that USDA Secretary Thomas A. Vilsack has approved the closure of 15 FSA county offices in Texas, a process that will begin immediately.