USDA Update – July 19, 2022

Agriculture USDA Service Center Update
Published Tuesday, July 19, 2022
by Eads USDA Service Center Staff

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

  • EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAM - Phase 1 - Deadline to submit application July 22, 2022 
  • NRCS DEADLINE FOR CRP SU#58 CONSERVATION PLAN - July 29
  • EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAM - Phase 1 - NAP - August 19, 2022
  • TIP - Transition Incentive Program - CRP 1-R submission deadline- AUGUST 5, 2022.
  • CRP GRASSLANDS SU 204 - Conservation Plan deadline September 9, 2022

Disclaimer:  Information in this UPDATE is pertinent to Kiowa County FSA only.  Producers reading this and that do not have FSA interest in Kiowa County are advised to contact their local FSA Office. 

THE USDA SERVICE CENTER HAS A DROP BOX AVAILABLE ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE BUILDING. 

US DROUGHT MONITOR

Drought conditions for Kiowa county could be much worse; as areas of NE Colorado, NW and SW Kansas are in the extreme and exceptional drought conditions. 

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MAP Colorado Drought Conditions - July 12, 2022 - National Drought Mitigation Center
Colorado Drought Conditions - July 12, 2022 - National Drought Mitigation Center

EMERGENCY CRP GRAZING - AFTER PRIMARY NESTING

The Drought Monitor did not change the D2 rating for the eastern portion of Kiowa County; therefore, CRP Emergency grazing is still available in Kiowa County.  With the end of primary nesting season for CRP; stocking rates for CRP fields can increase from 50% to 100% if the grass stand will allow the increase. 

Producers must submit a request to graze and complete the required paperwork before livestock can be placed on the CRP acreage, failure to meet these requirements will result in compliance issues.   

Be reminded, if there is any permanent damage to the CRP acres due to the approval to Emergency grazing, CRP participants will be notified.  Therefore, it is the CRP participants responsibility to monitor the grazing.  

EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAM (ERP) DEADLINE 

This Friday, July 22 is the deadline for producers who received a CCC-520 form in the mail in June to return the completed form to the FSA Office.  Producers may have received a 2020 and 2021 ERP application or just a 2020 or 2021.  If the producer received a crop insurance indemnity payment for 2020 or 2021; they also received the ERP application(s).   

EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAM (ERP) - NAP DEADLINE 

Producers who received a 2020, 2021 Noninsured Assistance Program indemnity payment will be receiving a CCC-520 ERP application in the mail this week.  There is a cover letter enclosed with the letter; be certain to read the letter to complete the form and to be certain the crops and listed on the form match your records.  

NRCS CONSERVATION PLANS - SIGNUP 58 

The Eads NRCS office will begin contacting producers with accepted CRP Signup #58 offers to obtain the signatures on the Conservation Plan.   NRCS is under a very tight deadline, currently the signed documents are due to FSA on July 292022 and there are many contracts in Kiowa County to obtain signatures.  

It's important for producers to pay special attention to incoming phone calls or emails from any of the staff listed in the Service Center contact portion located at the end of the article. Failure to sign the conservation plan will void the offer.

CRP GRASSLANDS SU 204 RESULTS

FSA Offices received notification on July 142022 of CRP Grassland Signup #204 results from ranking.  Producers in Kiowa County received either an email or an envelope of the results.  All offers submitted in Kiowa were accepted.  Producers who receive the letter of acceptance have 15 days to notify the office if they wish to continue with the accepted offer.  Producers who fail to notify the office by July 29, 2022, of their decision will have their offer terminated.  

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