USDA Update

USDA Update
Published Monday, July 11, 2016
PROMO 660 x 440 Agriculture USDA Service Center Update
by USDA Service Center Staff

By Eads USDA Service Center

  • CCC-633EZ - Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP) agreement and request - MUST BE SIGNED AND ON FILE WITH FSA OFFICE BEFORE HARVEST.  
  • 2nd Tuesday each month - Farm Loan personnel in Kiowa County FSA Office. 
  • March 15 - July 15th - Primary Nesting Season for CRP.  No practice or management activity allowed.
  • 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 or farm transfer for 2016.  This includes transfers for physical county ARC-CO yields. 
  • August 1 -   2016 ARC-PLC Enrollment Deadline
  • August 1 -  County Committee Nomination Deadline -  LAA 3 - west end

CRP GRASSLANDS SIGNUP - No date announced for deadline

NETWORK ISSUES

The Kiowa County Service Center did not have internet or phone service on Friday, July 8th.  It is unknown at the time of writing this article of when the services will be restored.  Producer who wish to contact the office must visit the office until the network is restored.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

ACREAGE REPORTING DEADLINE

This Friday, July 15th is the 2016 acreage reporting deadline for all spring planted crops and CRP.  Producers who complete acreage reports after the July 15th deadline will be charged a late-filed fee of $46.00 per farm. 

LDP's HAVE TRIGGERED

FSA employees returned from the 4th of July holiday to the news that the Loan Deficiency payment rate triggered on wheat.  The rate for Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of last week was 6 cents a bushel.  On Wednesday the rate was 7 cents per bushel.  It has been over 10 years at least since there have been any LDP's on any commodities in Colorado.   There are now many FSA employees that have never experienced the LDP process; and those that were around during those days the process has changed.  For producers it is the same learning curve, there are new producers who have never dealt with LDP's.  LDP rates are updated daily; one day there might be a 6 cent LDP and depending on what the wheat market does throughout the day; the next day the rate could be zero. 

TWO STEP PROCESS FOR LDP's.

The first step for the LDP process is to be certain that eligible producers with a share in the crop have filed page 1 of the CCC-633EZ prior to losing beneficial interest in the commodity.  If grain is being sold across the scale at the elevator and the form has not been signed; the producer is not eligible to request the LDP.

The second step is 'requesting the LDP', eligible producers complete page 2 of the CCC-633EZ.  Producers must either have a settlement sheet from the elevator or wheat in grain bins.  Producers will receive the LDP rate on the date of request or the date beneficial interest was lost.  

When producers sell their wheat the request for LDP does not have to be completed at the FSA office on that day, the last date for producers to request the LDP on wheat is March 31, 2017.  Remember, the rate producers will receive is the rate of the date of request or the date beneficial interest was lost.

Ex.  Producer completes the CCC-633EZ page 2 at the FSA Office in January 6th, 2017.  The producer sold the grain on August 6th, 2016 at the elevator.  The producer will receive the rate for August 6th as that is the date the beneficial interest was lost.  The rate could have potentially been zero for that day. 

Again, the website to check state and county LDP rates is the following:

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/price-support/ldp-rates/index

 

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

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.

 

FSA INFORMATION

 

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