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USDA News… Keeping you informed

The Dewey, Meade, Perkins & Ziebach County FSA offices would like to keep you informed of the following items important to USDA programs.  If you have any questions please contact the Dewey County office at 865-3522 ext 2, Meade County at 347-4952 ext 2, Perkins at 244-5222 ext 2 or Ziebach County at 365-5179 ext 2.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

NOTICE OF LOSS:  REPORT LOSS WITHIN 15 DAYS OF OCCURRENCE ALL CROPS AND GRASSES

DECEMBER 4:  LAST DAY TO RETURN BALLOT FOR COUNTY COMMITTEE ELECTION

JANUARY 30: LAST DAY TO FILE CCC 853 LIVESTOCK FORAGE APPLICATION WITH SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

Trump Administration Appoints Paul Shubeck to Serve as State Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in South Dakota

HURON, S.D. — Nov. 28, 2017- The Trump Administration recently appointed Paul Shubeck as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA South Dakota Farm Service Agency (FSA). Shubeck joined the South Dakota FSA team on Monday, Nov. 27.

Shubeck is a graduate of South Dakota State University. He farms with his wife of 44 years, Carol, in southeastern South Dakota where he raised four children and helps to wrangle nine grandchildren. His love of agriculture led him early in his career to teach agriculture classes in Luverne, Minnesota; it later led to leadership positions with various farm-related boards, and to a position mediating farm debt for the state of South Dakota. Shubeck was instrumental in generating the Wetland Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) pilot program and aiding the development of renewable fuels in South Dakota. He currently hosts an agricultural radio program for the South Dakota Farm Bureau and received the Richard Kjerstad Friend of Young Farmers and Ranchers Award for his work in encouraging and supporting young farmers and ranchers in their programs.

The Farm Service Agency serves farmers, ranchers and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs. The agency offers farmers a strong safety net through the administration of farm commodity and disaster programs. FSA continues to conserve natural resources and also provides credit to agricultural producers who are unable to receive private, commercial credit, including special emphasis on beginning, underserved and women farmers and ranchers.

Under the direction of Secretary Sonny Perdue, the USDA will always be facts-based and data-driven, with a decision-making mindset that is customer-focused. Secretary Perdue leads the USDA with four guiding principles: to maximize the ability of American agriculture to create jobs, sell foods and fiber, and feed and clothe the world; to prioritize customer service for the taxpayers; to ensure that our food supply is safe and secure; and to maintain good stewardship of the natural resources that provide us with our miraculous bounty. And understanding that we live in a global economy where trade is of top importance, Secretary Perdue has pledged to be an unapologetic advocate for American agriculture.

As SED, Shubeck will use his leadership experience to oversee FSA programs in a customer-focused manner to ensure a safe, affordable, abundant and nutritious food supply for consumers.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write:  USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call (866) 632-9992 or (toll-free Customer Service), (800) 877-8339 (local or Federal relay), (866) 377-8642 (Relay voice users).