USDA Update

USDA Update
Published Saturday, October 8, 2016
PROMO 660 x 440 Agriculture USDA Service Center Update
by USDA Service Center Staff

By Eads USDA Service Center Staff

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • CRP Routine Grazing Period -   October 1 - November 30th
  • 2nd Tuesday each month - Farm Loan personnel in Kiowa County FSA Office. 
  • CRP GRASSLANDS SIGNUP - No date announced for next ranking period.
  • CERTIFICATION 2017 fall crops - November 15th - wheat, native grass, triticale, alfalfa crop deadline.
  • NAP policy deadline -  December 1st, 2016 - Purchase 2017 policy for Alfalfa, Grass, Mixed Forage

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.

Loan Deficiency Payments

The website to check daily LDP rates is as follows:

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

2015 ARC-PLC PAYMENTS

The majority of the 2015 PLC payments were sent to the banks on this past Thursday.  Producers who do not have a direct deposit on file; will receive their checks in 7 to 10 days.  The 2015 ARC-CO actual yields have not been announced; however it appears that Kiowa County did not trigger on any ARC-CO crops for payment for 2015. 

CRP ANNUAL RENTAL PAYMENTS

The fiscal year 2016 annual rental payments will not be released until the week of October 17th.  It will take time to process the payments; therefore don't expect them in your account until October 24th at the latest. 

2017 ACREAGE REPORTING

The maps are in the folders and ready for crop reporting.  November 15th is the last date to report planted wheat, perennial grasses and triticale.  If you are traveling a long distance or have a large number of farms please call the office so that farm folders are ready.  We ask that you please refrain from visiting the office on Friday's.  Monday through Thursday we are very accommodating during business hours.  Friday is the day that we try to catch up on other reports and programs. 

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.

FSA INFORMATION

For information on programs visit our website located at www.fsa.usda.gov or like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.