USDA Update

USDA Update
Published Friday, March 11, 2016
PROMO 660 x 440 Agriculture USDA Service Center Update
by USDA Service Center Staff

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

 

  • March 15 - July 15th - Primary Nesting Season for CRP.  No practice or management activity allowed.
  • Aug 1, 2016 - Deadline to request farm reconstitution for 2016.
  • Aug. 1, 2016 -  2016 ARC-PLC Enrollment Deadline

 

SPRING FORWARD

 

My favorite time of year has arrived.  I don't enjoy losing an hour of sleep; but sure enjoy the longer days with the sun.  Am praying a wet spring and summer; we could sure use the moisture.    

 

FARM AND PRODUCER CHANGES

 

Producers with farm or producer changes are urged to report those to the FSA office timely.  Unreported changes in farm operations can delay future payments and can result in refunds if payment is issued to an ineligible producer.  It is a responsibility of the producer to report changes to farm operations to the FSA office. 

 

If you have closed a bank account that FSA used for direct deposit of payments.  Notify the office so that a new direct deposit can be completed.  Direct deposit is the fastest, safest method for FSA to issue producers their payments.

 

2015 PRICE LOSS COVERAGE PAYMENT RATES

 

The 2015 projected Price Loss Coverage (PLC) rates were updated on March 9th; the last update was on January 9thProjected PLC payment rates for 2015 are as follows:

 

Wheat - .50

Oats - .25

Corn - .10

Grain Sorghum - .65

Sunflowers - .0115

 

Final payment rate won't be announced until later this year; publishing date for Kiowa county crops will be end of June through end of September.  Stay tuned!

 

If PLC payments are issued for 2015 - the payments will not be issued until October 2016.  Producers had to either elect PLC coverage or were defaulted into the program.  The farm MUST be enrolled for crop year 2015 to earn either an ARC or PLC payment. 

 

2016 ARC-PLC ENROLLMENT

 

In Kiowa County the 2016 ARC-PLC contracts are printed and ready for signature.  Stop by the office or call for an appointment to enroll your farms.  The enrollment deadline is August 1st, 2016.  Don't wait - get it done now.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.