USDA Update

USDA Update
Published Monday, March 7, 2016
PROMO 660 x 440 Agriculture USDA Service Center Update
by USDA Service Center Staff

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

 

  • Dec. 7, 2015 - Aug. 1, 2016 -  2016 ARC-PLC Enrollment
  • March 15 - NAP application closing Date for spring seeded forage crops
  • March 15 - July 15th - Primary Nesting Season for CRP.  No practice or management activity allowed.

 

2016 ARC-PLC Enrollment

 

A requirement for the ARC-PLC Program is that an enrollment must be completed on base acre farms each year.   In Kiowa County; the contracts are printed and ready for signature.  Please call the office and set up a time to come in and complete the enrollment process.  The office will also have you complete any eligibility forms for 2016.  The deadline for 2016 ARC-PLC enrollment is August 1, 2016.

 

NAP DEADLINE

 

Producers who are considering planting any forage crops or millet (other than Dove Proso) the deadline to purchase a 2016 Non Insured Assistance Program (NAP) policy is Tuesday, March 15th.  The service fee is $250.00 per producer with the exception of Beginning Farmers and Socially Disadvantaged (women) as their service fee is waived.  Buy up coverage is available; however remember you do not have to purchase buy-up coverage - basic 50/55 coverage is still available. 

 

MARCH INTEREST RATES

 

Interest rates for the month of March are as follows:

1.5% - crop year commodity loans

Farm Storage Facility Loans -

1.625 - 7 year

1.875- 10 year

2.0 - 12 year

2.125 - 15 year

 

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.