03-01-17 USDA Farm Service Agency Encourage Weld County Producers to Enroll for 2017

USDA Press Release

USDA Farm Service Agency Encourage Weld County Producers to Enroll for 2017

(Greeley, CO) – (03/01/2017) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Jeff Wilson in Weld County announced that farmers and ranchers in Colorado need to enroll their farms into the Ag Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage contracts for crop year 2017. The deadline to enroll is August 1st annually, but now is the time to visit FSA and review files and initiate contracts.

“Before farmers get busy this spring with field tillage operations, and while the weather is cold, is a great time to review and update farm records,” said Wilson. “Once spring temperatures rise and farming activities increase, farmers will want to be in the field, so call for an appointment now.”

Producers who have not enrolled for crop year 2017 are encouraged to do so now.  Please call the Weld County FSA to set up an appointment at (970) 356-8097 extension 2.

Submitted to The BARN by:

Jeff Wilson, CED

Weld County Farm Service Agency

4302 W 9th Street Road

Greeley, CO  80634

jeff.wilson@co.usda.gov

970.356.8097 phone

844.332.7505 fax