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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  

July 12, 2021 – CRP Grassland enrollment signup begins

July 30, 2021 – SHIPP (Soil Health and Income Protection Program) 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.  

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

 CRP Haying and Grazing Information

Contact the County FSA Office before haying or grazing any CRP acres.

CRP EMERGENCY GRAZING is allowed immediately; Not HAYING. Haying will not be released until Aug. 2. Grazing will be allowed at a 50% stocking rate with no reduction in payment. Producers must complete paperwork prior to grazing.

CRP EMERGENCY HAYING is allowed on August 2nd, 2021 ONLY on practices CP1, CP2, CP4D, CP10, CP18B, CP18C and CP38E on not more than 50 percent of the acres.  Producers must request approval before haying eligible acreage and has up to 60 days to complete one cutting of hay.

Producers must complete paperwork prior to haying.

CRP NON-EMERGENCY HAYING is allowed on August 2nd, 2021 on ALL practices EXCEPT CP12 and the following tree practices: CP3, CP3A, CP5A, CP16A, CP17A, CP31, and CP36 on not more than 75 percent of the acres. Acreage will become eligible 12 months after the cover is fully established. Producers must request approval before haying eligible acreage and must be done haying on August 31st. 

• Hayed no more frequently than 1 in 3 years.

• Emergency haying or grazing restarts the 

frequency for conducting non-emergency 

harvesting for hay.

• Producers will be required to pay a 25% 

payment reduction on only the acres hayed.

Producers must complete paperwork prior to haying.

CRP NON-EMERGENCY HAYING is allowed on August 2nd, 2021 on ALL practices EXCEPT CP12 and the following tree practices: CP3, CP3A, CP5A, CP16A, CP17A, CP31, and CP36 on not more than 75 percent of the acres. Acreage will become eligible 12 months after the cover is fully established. Producers must request approval before haying eligible acreage and must be done haying on August 31st. 

• Hayed no more frequently than 1 in 3 years.

• Emergency haying or grazing restarts the 

frequency for conducting non-emergency 

harvesting for hay.

• Producers will be required to pay a 25% payment reduction on only the acres hayed.

Producers must complete paperwork prior to haying.

CRP ACREAGE MAINTENANCE: Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) participants are responsible for ensuring adequate, approved vegetative and practice cover is maintained to control erosion throughout the life of the contract after the practice has been established.  Participants must also control undesirable vegetation, weeds, (including noxious weeds), insects, and rodents that may pose a threat to the existing cover or adversely impact other landowners in the area.

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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