Saturday, June 19, 2021


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U.S. Department of Agriculture/Farm Service Agency News


The Corson, Dewey, Meade, Perkins, and Ziebach County FSA offices would like to keep you informed of the following items important to USDA programs.  If you have any questions please contact the Corson County office at 605-273-4506 ext 2, Dewey County office at 865-3522 ext 2, Meade County at 347-4952 ext 2, Perkins at 244-5222 ext 2 or Ziebach County at 365-5179 ext 2.

FSA County Offices are open for business by Phone Appointment Only!  The service center remains closed for visitors, but we will continue to work with producers by Phone and Digital Tools Like Microsoft Teams, Box and One Span and emails.  

DATES TO REMEMBER:

NOTICE OF LOSS:  REPORT LOSS WITHIN 15 DAYS OF OCCURRENCE ALL CROPS AND GRASSES

LIVESTOCK LOSSES:  FILE NOTICE OF LOSS THE EARLIER OF 30 CALENDAR DAYS OF WHEN THE LOSS WAS APPARENT  

April 5, 2021 – CFAP 2 reopens for signup

May 10, 2021 – SHIPP signup begins

May 31, 2021- Last day to get a Marketing Assistance Loan for 2020 corn, soybeans and other oilseeds, and grain sorghum

May 31, 2021 – Office closed for Memorial Day

July 5, 2021 – Office closed for Independence Day

July 15, 2021 – Last day to report 2021 Acreage Reports and NAP 2020 Production and ARC IC Yield Data for 2020

July 16, 2021 – SHIPP signup ends

Perkins County ECP (Emergency Conservation Program) signup ends June 25, 2021 contact the Perkins County FSA Office for more information

Corson County ECP (Emergency Conservation Program) signup begins on June 1, 2021 and ends on July 15th, 2021 contact the Corson County FSA Office for more information

Dewey County ECP (Emergency Conservation Program) signup begins on June 1, 2021 and ends June 30, 20201, contact the Dewey County FSA office for more information.

Meade County ECP (Emergency Conservation Program) signup ends June 18, 2021 contact the Meade County FSA Office for more information

Ungraded Wool LDP for May 25, 2021 thru June 1, 2021 is .40

USDA announces changes to Emergency Haying and 

Grazing Provisions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced changes for emergency haying and grazing use of acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). This includes changes outlined in the 2018 Farm Bill that streamlines the authorization process for farmers and ranchers. 

Drought conditions are tough for our livestock producers, but emergency haying and grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program acres provides temporary relief to these producers. Thanks to a streamlined authorization process, South Dakota producers will be able to more quickly obtain emergency use approval to begin emergency haying or grazing of CRP acres.

Program Changes

Previously emergency haying and grazing requests originated with FSA at the county level and required state and national level approval. Now approval will be based on drought severity as determined by the U.S. Drought Monitor. 

To date, 43 counties in South Dakota have triggered eligibility for emergency haying and grazing on CRP acres. A list by state and map of eligible counties are updated weekly and available on FSA’s website.

Producers located in a county that is designated as severe drought (D2) or greater on or after the last day of the primary nesting season are eligible for emergency haying and grazing on all eligible acres. Additionally, producers located in counties that were in a severe drought (D2) status any single week during the last eight weeks of the primary nesting season may also be eligible for emergency haying and grazing unless the FSA County Committee determines that forage conditions no longer warrant emergency haying and grazing. 

Counties that trigger for Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) payments based on the U.S. Drought Monitor may hay only certain practices on less than 50% of eligible contract acres. Producers should contact their local FSA county office for eligible CRP practices. 

Producers who don’t meet the drought monitor qualifications but have a 40% loss of forage production may also be eligible for emergency haying and grazing outside of the primary nesting season. 

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write:  USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call (866) 632-9992 or (toll-free Customer Service), (800) 877-8339 (local or Federal relay), (866) 377-8642 (Relay voice users). 

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