Summer Ag Updates

The following Agriculture & Natural Resources articles printed in the 2020 Summer edition of the Oldham County Extension Newsletter.

summer ag updates

NASS – Survey Updates

The National Ag Statistics Service is relying on producers to respond to current and upcoming agriculture surveys. Producers who have been sampled for surveys will receive mailings with a code to get access to online surveys. Your responses are confidential and will give everyone involved in agriculture a better idea of how the pandemic has affected agriculture. Surveys can be completed online.

Farm Service Agency Program Update

Farm Service Agency is currently administering a program called WHIP+. Crop producers who had losses from potential qualifying events may be eligible for compensation for those losses, provided all other requirements are met. This includes grains, forages, vegetables, and any crop grown in our area. Eligible events include and are not limited to: excessive moisture, flooding, freezing, and other events. Please contact the FSA office at 502-845-2820 for details.

summer ag updates

Oldham County Cost-Share Announcements

CAIP Applicants must have an Ag Water Quality Plan completed and filed with their local Conservation District in order to apply for cost-share beginning in 2020. Visit www.uky.edu/bae/awqp to get information on creating an Ag Water Quality Plan.

Producer and Youth (County Ag Investment Program and Youth Ag Incentives Program) cost share applications are anticipated to be available in early June. Please contact our office to obtain an application. Updates about cost-share programs will be posted online as well as CAIP and YAIP cost-share applications when those become available.

Written by Traci Missun, Oldham County Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent.

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