Potter/Armstrong County livestock producers reminded to report forage losses by Jan. 30
Potter/Armstrong County U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Adam Acker reminds livestock producers who suffered grazing losses, which occurred throughout 2021 due to drought, to report their losses and to enroll in the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) by Jan. 30.
According to a news release, LFP provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who suffered grazing losses for covered livestock due to drought on privately-owned or cash-leased land or fire on federally-managed land.
Producers in Potter County are eligible to apply for 2021 LFP benefits on native and improved pastures. Armstrong County producers are eligible to apply for small grain, native pasture, and improved pasture losses. Livestock producers are encouraged to contact the Potter/Armstrong County FSA Office with any questions regarding specific forage crops that are eligible.
“Prolonged drought conditions have created a need for livestock disaster assistance programs in Potter/Armstrong County,” said Acker. “I encourage all affected livestock producers to contact the Potter/Armstrong County FSA Office to schedule an appointment to enroll in the program before the Jan. 30 deadline.”
Livestock producers must complete the LFP application and required supporting documentation no later than Jan. 30 for losses that occurred throughout 2021. Producers who already have appointments scheduled require no additional action to meet the deadline.
Eligible livestock includes alpacas, beef cattle, buffalo, beefalo, dairy cattle, deer, elk, emus, equine, goats, llamas, poultry, reindeer, sheep or swine that have been or would have been grazing the eligible grazing land or pastureland.
Visit www.usda.gov/disaster to learn more about FSA disaster assistance programs or contact the Potter/Armstrong County FSA Office at 806-468-8600 ext. 2. To find a local FSA office, visit http://offices.usda.gov.
FirstBank Southwest opens their second loan, deposit production office in the San Antonio market
FirstBank Southwest (“FBSW”), a full-service financial institution with assets of $1.4 billion, with nine banking center locations, and a mortgage center in the Texas Panhandle, is pleased to announce its second Loan and Deposit Production Office, located at The Uptown Square Building, 1270 N. Loop 1604 E., Suite 1212, in San Antonio.
Andy Marshall, CEO and President of FirstBank Southwest, commented, “We are excited about this opportunity for FirstBank Southwest. This allows us to gain entry into a new and growing market. We are pleased to introduce Eric Teague as a Senior Vice President, Commercial Lender for the new San Antonio marketplace. He will leverage his experience in the market to build new relationships with customers and community members.”
Teague is responsible for acquiring new commercial customers and developing opportunities to build relationships and grow the market. “Eric has a breadth of regional insight and banking experience in the market,” said Will Miller, Chief Lending Officer. “He will be a key contributor in helping us to grow our presence in the region, and we are glad to have him as part of the FirstBank Southwest team.”
Prior to joining FBSW, Teague managed an extensive customer portfolio for which he maintained primary oversight of all goals, lending and deposit activities, and customer interactions. As a community bank, FBSW is rooted in personalized customer service, providing outstanding customer experiences that are quick, simple and transparent. The company strives to accommodate each customer’s situation, needs, and financial goals. To learn more about FirstBank Southwest and the new office in San Antonio, visit https://fbsw.com/ .