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Farmers to Receive Documentation of USDA Services

Lexington, KY, July 2, 2015 — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency
(FSA) State Executive Director John W. McCauley reminds agricultural producers that FSA
provides a receipt to customers who request or receive assistance or information on FSA
programs.“
If you visit our office, you’ll receive documentation of services requested and provided,” said
McCauley. “It’s part of our mission to provide enhanced customer service for producers. From
December through June, FSA issued more than 327,000 electronic receipts.”
The 2014 Farm Bill requires a receipt to be issued for any agricultural program assistance
requested from FSA, the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Rural
Development (RD). Receipts include the date, summary of the visit and any agricultural
information, program and/or loan assistance provided to an individual or entity.
In some cases, a form or document – such as a completed and signed program enrollment form –
serve as the customer receipt instead of a printed or electronic receipt. A service is any
information, program or loan assistance provided whether through a visit, email, fax or letter.
Today's announcement was made possible through the 2014 Farm Bill. The Farm Bill builds on
historic economic gains in rural America over the past six years, while achieving meaningful
reform and billions of dollars in savings for the taxpayer. Since enactment, USDA has made
significant progress to implement each provision of this critical legislation, including providing
disaster relief to farmers and ranchers; strengthening risk management tools; expanding access to
rural credit; funding critical research; establishing innovative public-private conservation
partnerships; developing new markets for rural-made products; and investing in infrastructure,
housing and community facilities to help improve quality of life in rural America. For more
information, visit www.usda.gov/farmbill. To learn more about FSA, visit www.fsa.usda.gov or
to find your local USDA office, visit http://offices.usda.gov.

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