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.
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
FSA (Ext 2),
NRCS (Ext 3).
FSA Fax number: fax2mail 844-332-7501
KIOWA COUNTY FARM LOAN CONTACT INFO
Telephone 719-336-3437 (ext2)
SERVICE CENTER OFFICE HOURS:
Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
By appointment only on Friday.