USDA Update

Agriculture USDA Service Center Update
Published Saturday, October 14, 2017

USDA Update

Eads USDA Service Center Staff

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • CRP Contract Management - Contact FSA or NRCS with questions.  Producers have been notified of required completion dates.
  • County Committee Meeting - Tuesday,  November 14th @ 9:00
  • October 1st - November 30th - Fiscal Year 2018 First CRP grazing period - Contract Management.  FSA and NRCS approval required
  • November 12th -  Last date to remove hay bales from CRP (FSA prior approval required)
  • November 15th - 2018 ACREAGE REPORTING DEADLINE - 2018 fall seeded crops, native grass, triticale and alfalfa crop reporting deadline.
  • December 1, 2017 -  2018 Non-insurable Crop Assistance Program (NAP)  application closing date for Alfalfa, Grass, Mixed Forage
  • FARM LOAN Personnel in Kiowa County Service Center - November 14th
  • CRP Continuous Signup - 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.


THANK YOU

I just want to express my gratitude for the expressions of sympathy after the sudden loss of my Mom, Carolyn.  To the USDA employees, County Committee and producers who reached out and sent emails and cards or just a simple 'so sorry' spoken in the office or on the phone, THANK YOU.  I feel so blessed to live in such a caring community and be surrounded by such wonderful people.  

--Dawna Weirich

FALL DEADLINE FOR ACREAGE REPORTING

Producers have until November 15th to report their fall planted crops; such as wheat, triticale and native grass.   If you are traveling quite a distance, call before coming over and be certain employees are available to assist you.  Producers will need number of acres and planting dates available when certifying planted crops.

2016 ARC-PLC PAYMENTS ISSUED

The 2016 ARCPLC payments have been issued and should be in producer's bank accounts or checks in the mail box. 

The final 2016 rates for PLC were -

  • Wheat - 1.61 bu.
  • Oats - $.35 bu.
  • Corn - $.34 bu.
  • Grain Sorghum - $1.16 bu.

The sunflower rate will not be available until the end of November, therefore payments will not be issued until December.  Currently the projected PLC rate for sunflowers is .0285 a pound.

The ARC-CO payments did not trigger for Kiowa County on wheat, corn, grain sorghum or barley, due to the fact the 2016 actual revenue exceeded the guaranteed revenue.  Payments did trigger for oats; be reminded the payment for ARC-CO is capped at 10% of the benchmark revenue.     Below is a chart which shows the benchmark yields and prices, guarantees and actual yields received for Kiowa County for 2016 crop year.  Note - the 2016 actual revenue exceeds the guaranteed revenue for all crop with the exception of oats, and again sunflower information will not be available until end of November.   

 

County Name

Crop Name

 

Unit

2016 Bench Mark
(2011-15 Olympic age)

2016 Bench Mark Price
(2011-15 Olympic age)

2016 Benchmark Revenue

2016 Guarantee Revenue

 2016 Maximum Payment Rate

2016 Actual Yield

2016 National Price

2016 Actual Revenue

2016 Formula Payment Rate

2016 Payment Rate

Kiowa

Barley

 

Bushel

42

$5.6400

$236.88

$203.72

$23.69

51

$4.9600

$252.96

$0.00

$0.00

Kiowa

Corn

 

Bushel

36

$4.7900

$172.44

$148.30

$17.24

50

$3.3600

$168.00

$0.00

$0.00

Kiowa

Grain Sorghum

 

Bushel

18

$4.7700

$85.86

$73.84

$8.59

37

$2.7900

$103.23

$0.00

$0.00

Kiowa

Oats

 

Bushel

68

$3.4800

$236.64

$203.51

$23.66

79

$2.0600

$162.74

$40.77

$23.66

Kiowa

Soybeans

 

Bushel

41

$11.8700

$486.67

$418.54

$48.67

46

$9.4700

$435.62

$0.00

$0.00

Kiowa

Sunflower Seed

 

Pound

592

$0.2283

$135.15

$116.23

$13.52

1,176

 

 

 

 

Kiowa

Wheat

 

Bushel

19

$6.7000

$127.30

$109.48

$12.73

32

$3.8900

$124.48

$0.00

$0.00

 

CRP PAYMENTS

The CRP payments are currently being processed and posted.  The payments should be in accounts or in mail boxes no later than October 23rd.  If you do not receive your payment, call the office.  Be reminded, haying and grazing reductions have been subtracted from annual rentals for producers who hayed or grazed CRP in fiscal year 2017.  

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH - WANT A PINK PUMPKIN?

The USDA Service Center in Eads has teamed up with the Women Involved in Farm Economics (WIFE) chapter #124 to participate in the National WIFE Pink Pumpkin Community Awareness Project

Answer these questions:

Are you or a family member a breast cancer survivor?

Are you or a family member currently fighting breast cancer?

Have you lost a family member to breast cancer?

If you can answer YES to any of these three questions, then please take home a pumpkin in honor of your fight or your family member's fight against breast cancer.  There is a small fee for the pumpkin, which goes to support the project.  So, while you are in the office and it is fall, and Halloween is upon us, purchase a pumpkin for a good cause. 

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.

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