USDA Update – May 9, 2022

Agriculture USDA Service Center Update
Published Monday, May 9, 2022
by Eads USDA Service Center Staff
  • EMERGENCY GRAZING ON CRP AVAILABLE - 50% stocking rate reduction during primary nesting season.  
  • GRASSLAND CRP SIGNUP #204 - DEADLINE TO SUBMIT AN OFFER - MAY 13, 2022.
  • TIP - Transition Incentive Program - DEADLINE TO SUBMIT CRP 1-R - AUGUST 5, 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. 

CRP SIGNUP #58 RESULTS

FSA was notified of the ranking results for General CRP signup #58 last week.  All submitted offers in Kiowa County were accepted.  The contact producer on each contract has been notified either by email or by mail.  It's the contact producer's responsibility to inform other producers on the offer of the acceptance.  The contact producer has 15 days from May 5th to inform the FSA office to accept the offer.  After May 20th, if the producer has not contacted FSA; the offer will be terminated.  Notification can be done through email or by phone.  

SIGNUP #59 NRCS PLANNING

Accepted CRP General SU #58 offers that elect to move forward; those offers will be sent over to NRCS for conservation planning.  For all contracts a required contract management will be planned before year 6 of the contract.  All CRP-1 participants will be required to sign the conservation plan prior to July 29, 2022.  This is the final opportunity producers will have to reject the offer without penalty. 

COUNTY CROPLAND LIMIT

All counties have a statutory 25 percent CRP cropland limitation; with the results of signup #58 offers; Kiowa is currently at 23 percent total county cropland limitation.  Cropland acreage that is currently being offered through CRP Grasslands will be limited to the remaining cropland available which is 13,637 acres.  There will be no adjustments made on the county cropland computations between now and ranking of CRP Grassland offers.  Example - if producers do not move forward with accepted General #58 offer(s) the county cropland number will not be adjusted. 

All enrolled CRP cropland is encompassed into the cropland limitation; including land enrolled in General, Continuous and Grassland.  Noncropland acres enrolled in CRP Grasslands do not count against the 25 percent cropland limitation.

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