Farm Service Agency Press Release

USDA Reminds Producers to File Crop Acreage Reports

June 22, 2022 – Agricultural producers who have not yet completed their crop acreage report should make an appointment with the Nacogdoches-Angelina-Trinity-San Augustine-Shelby County Farm Service Agency (FSA) before the applicable deadline.

An acreage report documents a crop grown on a farm or ranch and its intended uses. Filing an accurate and timely acreage report for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage and prevented planting acreage, can prevent the loss of benefits.

How to File a Report

Farm Service Agency in Nacogdoches County Accepting Applications for Severe Storm Recovery Assistance

Assistance for fence restoration; debris removal available

May 18, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director Lance Jacobs today announced that applications for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) are now being accepted to address damages from recent severe storms. ECP signup will begin on Monday, May 23, 2022, and end on Friday, June 24, 2022.

USDA Announces Conservation Reserve Program Signups for 2022

January 31, 2022 – Agricultural producers and landowners can sign up soon for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), a cornerstone conservation program offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and a key tool in the Biden-Harris Administration effort to address climate change and achieve other natural resource benefits. The General CRP signup will run from January 31 to March 11, and the Grassland CRP signup will run from April 4 to May 13.

Farm Service Agency Announces County Committee Election Results

January 11, 2022 — Nacogdoches-Angelina-Trinity-San Augustine-Shelby-County U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that Melvin Adams of Nacodgoches, Ted Land of Bronson, and Buren Lowe of Joaquin were elected to represent their local administrative areas (LAA) during the recent county committee election.

Curtis Ferguson of Nacogdoches, Tressie Simon of San Augustine, and Frank Jousan Jr of Joaquin will serve as the first alternate in their local administrative areas (LAA).

Farm Service Agency Now Accepting Nominations for County Committee Members

June 24, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) began accepting nominations for county committee members on June 15. Elections will occur in certain Local Administrative Areas (LAA) for these members who make important decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally. All nomination forms for the 2021 election must be postmarked or received in the local FSA office by August 2, 2021.

USDA Offers Additional Assistance for Certain Producers Through Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

January 26, 2021 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide additional assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), expanding eligibility for some agricultural producers and commodities as well as updating payments to accurately compensate some producers who already applied for the program. Producers who are now eligible and those who need to modify existing applications due to these updates can contact USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) between Jan. 19 and Feb. 26.

USDA Reminds Producers of Dec. 1st Sales Closing Date for Noninsurable Crops

November 17, 2020 - The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages you to review available USDA crop risk protection options, including federal crop insurance and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage, before the crop deadline of December 1, 2020.

Federal crop insurance covers crop losses from natural adversities such as drought, hail and excessive moisture. NAP covers losses from natural disasters on crops for which no permanent federal crop insurance program is available.

FSA County Committee Nomination Period Began June 15, Ends August 1

July 22, 2020 – Nacogdoches-Angelina-Trinity-San Augustine-Shelby County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Lance Jacobs, announced that the nomination period for local FSA county committee began on Monday, June 15, 2020. 

"County Committees are unique to FSA and allow producers to have a voice on federal farm program implementation at the local level," said Jacobs. 

FSA County Committee Nomination Period Began June 15

July 1, 2020 – `Nacogdoches-Angelina-Trinity-San Augustine-Shelby County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Lance Jacobs, announced that the nomination period for local FSA county committee began on Monday, June 15, 2020.

"County Committees are unique to FSA and allow producers to have a voice on federal farm program implementation at the local level," said Jacobs.

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