"In my case, FSA is the easiest local office to deal with. FSA personnel are better trainedI strongly recommend it. NASCOE will be pleased with it, as he leans towards FSA administering programs. What he may not fully appreciate are the limitations on making programs operate the same way.
than others and more familiar with the actual impacts of changes to program eligibility, payment
"All in all, the partners in Blankenship Brothers probably make 10 separate visits of several hours to our FSA office per year, minimum, for sign-ups, certification of acreages, CRP status checks, SURE eligibility questions and returning paperwork once proper signatures are collected."
"This GPS-based data management system meshes very well with the GPS-based mapping
recently adopted by my FSA office" (But otherwise interaction is all paper, with FSA dataloading.)
"The differences between administrative perspectives of offices have caused
some producers to go so far as to buy a small parcel of land in a neighboring county in order to
transfer all of their acres to that county’s FSA office."
It's good to learn that the effort people like Kevin Wickey (NRCS) and Carol Ernst (FSA) (among many others) put into GIS so many years ago has finally paid off, at least for one operator in one county office.