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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

June 14, 2021 – CRP General and Continuous CRP signup begins

June 15, 2021 – COC Nomination Period Begins 

July 5, 2021 – Office closed for Independence Day

July 12, 2021 – CRP Grassland enrollment signup begins

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

July 23, 2021 – General CRP signup ends

August 2, 2021 – Final Date to Request Farm Reconstitutions

August 2, 2021 – Final Date to submit COC nominations

August 2, 2021 – First day CRP Non-Emergency and Emergency haying and Non-emergency grazing can begin 

August 6, 2021 – deadline to submit CRP continuous signup 55 offers

August 20, 2021 – Deadline to submit CRP Grassland offers

August 31, 2021 – Final day of 2021 CRP Non-emergency and emergency haying and grazing.  

Perkins County ECP for Divide Fire signup ends July 9, 2021

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

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

Meade County ECP (Emergency Conservation Program) signup ends July 16, 2021 contact the Meade County FSA Office for more information

Ziebach County ECP (Emergency Conservation Program) signup begins June 24, 2021 and ends August 23, 2021,  Contact the Ziebach County Office for more information.

FSA Implements set-aside Loan Provision for customers impacted by COVID-19 

 USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will broaden the use of the Disaster Set-Aside (DSA) loan provision, normally used in the wake of natural disasters, to allow farmers with USDA farm loans who are affected by COVID-19, and are determined eligible, to have their next payment set aside. In some cases, FSA may also set aside a second payment for farmers who have already had one payment set aside because of a prior designated disaster.

FSA direct loan borrowers will receive a letter with the details of the expanded Disaster Set-Aside authorities, which includes the possible set-aside of annual operating loans, as well as explanations of the additional loan servicing options that are available. To discuss or request a loan payment Set-Aside, borrowers should call or email the farm loan staff at their local FSA county office.

The set-aside payment’s due date is moved to the final maturity date of the loan or extended up to twelve months in the case of an annual operating loan. Any principal set-aside will continue to accrue interest until it is repaid. This aims to improve the borrower’s cashflow in the current production cycle.

FSA previously announced it was relaxing the loan-making process and adding flexibilities for servicing direct and guaranteed loans to provide credit to producers in need. Direct loan applicants and borrowers are encouraged to contact their local FSA county office to discuss loan making and servicing flexibilities and other needs or concerns. Customers participating in FSA’s guaranteed loan programs are encouraged to contact their lender. Information on these flexibilities, and office contact information, can be found on farmers.gov/coronavirus.

FSA will be accepting most forms and applications by facsimile or electronic signature.  Some services are also available online to customers with an eAuth account, which provides access to the farmers.gov portal where producers can view USDA farm loan information and certain program applications and payments.  Customers can track payments, report completed practices, request conservation assistance and electronically sign documents. Customers who do not already have an eAuth account can enroll at farmers.gov/sign-in.

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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