USDA Update - December 3, 2018

Agriculture USDA Service Center Update
Published Tuesday, December 4, 2018
by Eads USDA Service Center

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • DECEMBER 6th-  County Committee Ballot count - 9:00 a.m.
  • DECEMBER 11th- FARM LOAN Personnel in Eads Service Center County Committee Meeting - TBA
  • DECEMBER 31, 2018- DEADLINE to apply for 2018 (LFP) Livestock Forage Program - EXTENDED to JANUARY 15th, 2019
  • JANUARY 15, 2019MFP - Market Facilitation Program- Part D of CCC-910 form signature deadline.  
  • Continuous CRP Grassland Signup 201 -Offers being accepted - $5.00 per acre rental rate

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. 

MARKET FACILITATION PROGRAM 

Producers who have completed fall harvest are urged to visit their recording county office to complete the 2018 MFP application. Eligible producers are those who share in the harvested production of the crop, producers who cash lease the land to the operator are not eligible for the programs.  Producers are required to supply the office with verification of harvested production evidence; which can be elevator settlement sheets or production report from crop insurance agent.  The first payment will be paid on 50% of the producer's harvested production for the following crops and rate: 

  • Wheat - .14 bu.
  • Corn - .01 bu. 
  • Grain Sorghum - .86 bu. 

A second payment rate, if applicable, will be announced in early December and will be issued on the remaining 50% of the harvested production. 

NOTE:  Producers must have Part D of the CCC-910 application signed before January 15, 2019.  

CRP Cost Shares 

FSA offices have received notification that pending CRP cost share payments can be issued, however approval of the payment must be received from State Office personnel.  The office is currently working on supplying the State office with the required documentation to receive that approval.  

METHODS OF RECEIVING INFORMATION 

Besides the weekly update, there are additional options available to receive information of upcoming deadlines and/or information on programs.  Offices do not send out newsletters any longer and it's the producers responsibility to be informed of deadlines and requirements.  

TEXT MESSAGE

Producers can receive text message alerts from FSA. For Kiowa County producers can text COKiowa to FSANow (372669) to subscribe.  

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For more in-depth FSA program information, FSA offers a standard electronic news bulletin by email.  Visit www.fsa.usda.gov/subscribe, or contact your local FSA office.  

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

KIOWA COUNTY FARM LOAN CONTACT INFO - CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT

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

For information on programs visit our website located at www.fsa.usda.govor like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter