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Edmunds County FSA

is Hiring

The Edmunds County Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Ipswich is hiring a full time Program Technician (PT). The opening date was Tuesday, May 3, 2022 and the closing date is Monday, May 16, 2022.

If you are interested or know of someone who might be interested, please share this information with them. To view this vacancy announcement and to apply, visit USAJOBS - Job Announcement.  Applications must be completed through this site no later than close of business May 16, 2022.

Contact Kelly Schaible at (605)426-6951, Ext. 2 if you have specific questions regarding the position.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

Dates to Remember

May 13 - CRP Grasslands sign-up deadline

May 30 - Office closed for Memorial Day

July 15 - Deadline to certify acres. Call the office if you have not received a set of  maps.

July 15 - Deadline to report yields for ARC-IC elected farms

Report NAP Notice of Loss within 15 days of occurrence for all crops and grasses.

File Notice of Livestock losses within 30 calendar days of when the loss was apparent.

Keeping Livestock

Inventory Records

Livestock inventory records are necessary in the event of a natural disaster, so remember to keep them updated.

When disasters strike, the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) can help you if you’ve suffered excessive livestock death losses and grazing or feed losses due to eligible natural disasters.

To participate in livestock disaster assistance programs, you’ll be required to provide verifiable documentation of death losses resulting from an eligible adverse weather event and must submit a notice of loss to your local FSA office within 30 calendar days of when the loss of livestock is apparent. For grazing or feed losses, you must submit a notice of loss to your local FSA office within 30 calendar days of when the loss is apparent and should maintain documentation and receipts.

You should record all pertinent information regarding livestock inventory records including:

• Documentation of the number, kind, type, and weight range of livestock

• Beginning inventory supported by birth recordings or purchase receipts.

For more information on documentation requirements, contact your local County USDA Service Center or visit fsa.usda.gov.

Applying for Beginning

Farmer Loans

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) assists beginning farmers to finance agricultural enterprises. Under these designated farm loan programs, FSA can provide financing to eligible applicants through either direct or guaranteed loans. FSA defines a beginning farmer as a person who:

• Has operated a farm for not more than 10 years

• Will materially and substantially participate in the operation of the farm

• Agrees to participate in a loan assessment, borrower training and financial management program sponsored by FSA

• Does not own a farm in excess of 30 percent of the county’s average size farm.

For more information, contact your local County USDA Service Center or visit fsa.usda. gov.


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