USDA Update

USDA Update
Published Saturday, May 7, 2016
PROMO 660 x 440 Agriculture USDA Service Center Update
by USDA Service Center Staff

By Eads USDA Service Center

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

 

  • March 15 - July 15th - Primary Nesting Season for CRP.  No practice or management activity allowed.
  • May 17th - Kiowa County Committee meeting
  • May 31 - Last day to request commodity loan for 2015 grain sorghum, corn and sunflowers
  • July 15th - Production submission deadline for 2015 NAP crops.
  • July 15th -  Acreage reporting deadline for planted spring crops and CRP
  • August 1 - Deadline to request farm reconstitution for 2016.
  • August 1 -   2016 ARC-PLC Enrollment Deadline
  • August 1 -  County Committee Nomination Deadline -  LAA 3 - west end

 

 

MOISTURE

 

The past couple of week's areas of the county have had some good moisture.  The last system brought some snow to the area and also much cooler nights.  It was a great way to head into May and hopefully the trend continues. 

 

Results for CRP Grasslands & CRP Signup #49 announced

 

After months of waiting, the announcement of acceptable CRP Grasslands and General CRP Signup #49 were announced.  The office is currently working through the list to get notification letters to producers to inform them if their offer was deemed acceptable or unacceptable.  We ask for patience and wait for receipt of the notification letter before calling the office.  The letter producers receive will give instructions of how to proceed with acceptable and unacceptable offers.  

 

MAY INTEREST RATES

 

Commodity Credit Interest rates for the month of May are as follows. 

 

1.625 - Crop year loans

1.625 - 7-year Farm Storage Facility loan (FSFL)

1.750- 10- year Farm Storage Facility loan (FSFL)

1.875 - 12- year Farm Storage Facility loan (FSFL)

 

 

USDA SERVICE CENTER CONTACT INFORMATION

Telephone 719-438-5851 FSA (Ext 2), NRCS (Ext 3). FSA Fax number: fax2mail 844-332-7501

E-mail individuals firstname.lastname@co.usda.gov (Example firstname.lastname@co.usda.gov, dawna.weirich, charla.ferris, hallie.barlow, marvin.watson, marlin.miller,

 

KIOWA COUNTY FARM LOAN CONTACT INFO

Telephone 719-336-3437 (ext2) Natalie Bond; natalie.bond@co.usda.gov; Mary Rhoades, mary.rhoades@co.usda.gov

 

SERVICE CENTER OFFICE HOURS: 

Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  By appointment only on Friday.