Farm Service Agency News and Deadlines:
October 30, 2020 is the deadline to submit applications for the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program – Plus (WHIP+) for 2019 losses. USDA did not originally specify a deadline when the program was announced. WHIP+ compensates producers in Grundy County, for losses due to excessive moisture occurring in calendar year 2019. Drought and excessive moisture were added as eligible losses for this program in March 2020. Contact your local County FSA office for more information.
December 11, 2020 is the signup deadline for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2). Signup for this program began on September 21, 2020. Farmers and ranchers who participated in CFAP 1 will not be automatically enrolled and must complete a new application for CFAP 2. Contact your local County FSA office to apply.
December 15, 2020 – Final date to certify wheat acres.
The 2020 Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections will begin on November 2, 2020, when ballots are mailed to eligible voters. The deadline to return ballots to your Local FSA offices, or to be postmarked, is December 7, 2020. Please return ballots to your respective Service Center by December 7, 2020.
The Grundy County USDA Service Center is open for business by appointment only. All Service Center visitors wishing to conduct business with FSA or NRCS, should call ahead and schedule an appointment. Service Center Employees will pre-screen visitors based on health concerns or recent travel, and visitors must adhere to social distancing guidelines. Visitors are required to wear a face covering during their appointment.