USDA Update

PROMO 660 x 440 Agriculture USDA Service Center Update
Published Sunday, July 2, 2017
by Eads USDA Service Center Staff

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • NOW!! - File form CCC-633 EZ page 1 with FSA before losing beneficial interest to maintain Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP) eligibility. (To request payments, producers need to submit page 2 of the CCC-633EZ).
  • ACREAGE REPORTING DEADLINE -  JULY 17th
  • March 15th - July 15th -  CRP Primary Nesting Season - NO Activity permitted on CRP
  • County Committee Meeting - July 25th - 9:00 a.m.
  • FARM LOAN Personnel in Kiowa County Service Center - July 11th 
  • August 1 -  2017 ARCPLC enrollment deadline
  • August 1 - COC Nomination Deadline
  • CRP Continuous Signup - Lesser Prairie Chicken, CRP Grassland acres are available.  Producers interested are urged to contact FSA Office. 

                                                                                                  

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.

 

WHEAT HARVEST

Wheat harvest seems to be in full swing and we at the USDA Service Center wish all our producers a safe and abundant wheat harvest. 

           

BIN MEASUREMENTS

Bin measurements are available from the USDA Service Center.  Producers must complete a measurement service form and pay the initial applicable fee of $46.00 per bin site.  Additional charges can be incurred depending on the number of bins requested for measurement.   

 

DEADLINES

The office sent postcards this week to producers who have not finalized their 2017 acreage reports and/or have not completed the 2017 ARCPLC contract enrollment. 

  • Acreage reporting deadline - July 17th - reports after this date will incur late-filed fee of $46.00 per farm. 
  • ARCPLC deadline - August 1st - all producers receiving a share must have their signature on file by this date.   There are no late-filed provisions for ARCPLC enrollment.    

2016 FINAL PLC & ARC PRICES

The 2016 market year average price for wheat, barley and oats was announced on June 29, 2017.   The following table provides the PLC payment rate for wheat barley, and oats. 

 

 

Item

Wheat

Barley

Oats

Dollars Per Bushel

Reference Price

5.50

4.95

2.40

National Loan Rate

2.94

1.95

1.39

Marketing Year Average (MYA) Price

3.89

4.96

2.06

Higher of Loan Rate or MYA Price

3.89

4.96

2.06

PLC Payment Rate

1.61

0.00

0.34

 

 

The ARC-CO actual crop revenue is calculated by multiplying the actual average county yield for the covered commodity times the higher of either of the following:

  •  Marketing Year Average price for the covered commodity.
  • National loan rate for the covered commodity.

The following table provides the national loan rate and MYA price for wheat, barley, and oats. 

 

 

Item

Wheat

Barley

Oats

Dollars Per Bushel

National Loan Rate

2.94

1.95

1.39

MYA Price

3.89

4.96

2.06

Higher of Loan Rate or MYA Price

3.89

4.96

2.06

 

 

Once the actual yield is known for a specific county and covered commodity, the ARC-CO actual revenue can be determined for wheat, barley and oats.   Currently the 5 year Olympic average yield for Kiowa County wheat is 19 bushels.  If the 2016 wheat actual yield is higher than 28 bushel per acre, the ARC-CO program for wheat will not trigger a payment for 2016. 

2016 ARCPLC payments will be issued after October 1, 2017 to eligible producers on approved ARCPLC contracts.  The contract enrollment deadline was August 1, 2016. 

2017 LDP RATES

The 2017 LDP rates.  It's important to protect yourself and be certain that the page 1 of CCC-633EZ is on file prior to selling any wheat for 2017, the form can be signed at any FSA office.  The form can also be emailed and/or faxed.    

 

         

Commodity

Effective Date

Loan Rate ($)

Effective PCP ($)

Effective LDP Rate* ($)

Wheat - Hard Red Winter

06/26/2017

$ 2.84

$3.68

$ 0.00

Wheat - Hard Red Winter

06/27/2017

$ 2.84

$3.65

$ 0.00

Wheat - Hard Red Winter

06/28/2017

$ 2.84

$ 3.62

$ 0.00

heat - Hard Red Winter

06/29/2017

$ 2.84

$ 3.62

$ 0.00

Wheat - Hard Red Winter

06/30/2017

$ 2.84

$ 3.64

$ 0.00

 

 

Kiowa County FSA Committee

  • Destiny Haase -  LAA 2 - Central area - Committee Chairperson
  • Sean Harkness - LAA 1 - East area - Committee Vice-Chairperson
  • Michael Zimmerman - LAA3 - West area - Committee Regular Member

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, Alicia.L.james

KIOWA COUNTY FARM LOAN CONTACT INFO - CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT

Telephone 719-336-3437 (ext2) Mary Rhoades, mary.rhoades@co.usda.gov

SERVICE CENTER OFFICE HOURS: 

Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Friday, by appointment only.

FSA INFORMATION

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