Agriculture News: FSA Advisory Board seeking new member

By Keenan Bishop, Published:

Jennifer Hudnall, Farm Service Agency (FSA) county executive director, would like to make sure Franklin County producers are aware of a vacancy position on the FSA Advisory Board. They are seeking nominations for people to run. FSA council members are paid for travel and time spent in monthly meetings.

The nominee must own land and be engaged in agriculture in the western half of the county called LAA 6 which is described as: west of the Kentucky River following the county line south to Farmdale west to South Benson then north up county line along Sheep Pen Road along county line to Flag Fork Road and county line back to east to Polsgrove to Kentucky River.

The nomination period begins June 15 and ends Aug. 1. Call the FSA office at 888-229-9795 or visit the regional office at 182 Beasley Road in Versailles.

It’s time to file the acreage reporting requirements that must be met prior to receiving USDA program benefits. Filing an accurate acreage report for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage and prevented planting acreage, can prevent the loss of benefits for a variety of programs.

In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit their local FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the following deadlines: July 15 for all non-nursery crops and CRP; Sept. 30 for aquaculture, value loss and controlled environment crops, except nursery (examples: Christmas trees, crustaceans, finfish, flowers, ginseng, grass sod); Dec. 15 for fall seeded small grains (examples: barley, canola, oats, rye, wheat preceding year report 2014 for 2015).

Farmers Market celebrates a birthday

June 14 our Farmers Market will celebrate 10 years at its present location under the pavilion. A special day at the market is planned with display and informational booths as well as children’s activities, if possible. If you’ve never visited our local market this will be a great day to attend.

Franklin County Dairy Show

The Franklin County Dairy Show is Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. at Lakeview Park. This is a great time to see some beautiful animals so bring out the kids and let them enjoy some fresh air and farm life.

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