Location Contact Numbers
Montevideo Hanley Falls South FCE Main Office Echo Cottonwood Feedmill 
320-269-6531 507-768-3602 507-768-3448 507-925-4126 507-423-6235
Taunton Minnesota Falls 800-626-2510 Minneota Cottonwood
507-872-6161 320-564-3835   507-872-6134 507-423-6489
  320-765-4100      
 
ATTENTION! 
The following FSA Offices will be open Friday January 18th, and Tuesday January 22nd:
 
-Redwood Falls
-Marshall
-Benson
 
Limited services available including:
 
-Processing payments made on or before 12-31-18
-Continuing expiring financing statements
-Signing checks jointly payable to FSA
 
New applications for MFP will NOT be available nor will Certification of 2018 Production for the MFP Payment
 
. See below for more details or visit:

www.farmers.gov/manage/mfp.

Press Release

USDA to Reopen FSA Offices for Limited Services During Government Shutdown

 

(Washington, D.C., January 16, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recalled about 2,500 FSA employees to open offices on Thursday, January 17 and Friday, January 18, in addition to Tuesday, January 22, during normal business hours. The offices will be closed for the federal Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, January 21. 

 

In almost half of FSA locations, FSA staff will be available to assist agricultural producers with existing farm loans and to ensure the agency provides 1099 tax documents to borrowers by the Internal Revenue Service’s deadline.

 

“Until Congress sends President Trump an appropriations bill in the form that he will sign, we are doing our best to minimize the impact of the partial federal funding lapse on America’s agricultural producers,” Perdue said.  “We are bringing back part of our FSA team to help producers with existing farm loans.  Meanwhile, we continue to examine our legal authorities to ensure we are providing services to our customers to the greatest extent possible during the shutdown.”

 

Staff members will be available at certain FSA offices to help producers with specific services, including:

 

  • Processing payments made on or before December 31, 2018.
  • Continuing expiring financing statements.
  • Opening mail to identify priority items.

                                                                                                              

Additionally, as an intermittent incidental duty, staff may release proceeds from the sale of loan security by signing checks jointly payable to FSA that are brought to the county office by producers.

 

Information on the locations of FSA offices to be open during this three-day window will be posted:

 

 

While staff are available in person during this three-day window, most available services can be handled over the phone. Producers can begin contacting staff on January 17 here.   

 

Additionally, farmers who have loan deadlines during the lapse in funding do not need to make payments until the government shutdown ends.

 

 

Other FSA Programs and Services

 

Reopened FSA offices will only be able to provide the specifically identified services while open during this limited time. Services that will not be available include, but are not limited to:

 

  • New direct or facility loans.
  • New Farm loan guarantees.
  • New marketing assistance loans.
  • New applications for Market Facilitation Program (MFP).
  • Certification of 2018 production for MFP payments.
  • Dairy Margin Protection Program.
  • Disaster assistance programs, such as: 
    • Livestock Indemnity Program.
    • Emergency Conservation Program.
    • Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program.
    • Livestock Forage Disaster Program.
    • Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish.

 

While January 15, 2019 had been the original deadline for producers to apply for MFP, farmers have been unable to apply since December 28, 2018, when FSA offices closed because of the lapse in federal funding.  Secretary Perdue has extended the MFP application deadline for a period of time equal to the number of business days FSA offices end up being closed, once the government shutdown ends. These announced days of limited staff availability during the shutdown will not constitute days open in calculating the extension. Producers who already applied for MFP and certified their 2018 production by December 28, 2018 should have already received their payments. 

 

More information on MFP is available at www.farmers.gov/manage/mfp.

 

 
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Member Health Insurance Information

Land O’Lakes and BuyPointTM Insurance Solutions have partnered with Gravie to provide a health benefits option for Farmers Coop Elevator members. Here is what you need to know:

Why choose the MN Co-op Members Health Plan?

  1. Competitive rates
  2. Access to Mayo Clinic, Sanford Health, CentraCare Health, Essentia Health and more!
  3. No fees to join and no re-rating based on individual health history

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Land O’Lakes and BuyPointTM Insurance Solutions have partnered with Gravie to provide a health benefits option for Farmers Coop Elevator members.

Here is what you need to know:

Who can enroll?

Farmers Coop Elevator members must do at least $10,000 in business with the co-op, reside in Minnesota, and actively work in production agriculture in order to be eligible for the MN Co-op Members Health Plan. New for 2019, employees of eligible members can also enroll!!

When can I enroll?

For coverage in 2019, you must have a qualifying event. Call Gravie if you think you may qualify.

How do I enroll?

During Open Enrollment, call 844.538.4690 to speak with a Gravie representative or visit www.gravie.com/mncoop and click “Get Started.”

How do I find doctors in my network?

Visit www.gravie.com/mncoop/providers to see which health care providers are in network.

How do I learn more?

Call 844.538.4690, email coop@gravie.com or go to www.gravie.com/mncoop.

 

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