Monday, March 1, 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.

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 

2021 Deadlines:

January 4, 2021 – CRP General Signup begins

January 6, 2021 – Signup begins for Quality Loss Adjustment Program

January 30, 2021 – Deadline to file an application for Payment under ELAP

February 12, 2021 – CRP General Signup ends

March 1, 2021 – Final Deadline to Submit Application for Payment for Livestock Indemnity Program

March 5, 2021 – Signup ends for Quality Loss Adjustment Program

March 15, 2021 – 2021 ARC/PLC election and enrollment end for crop year 

March 15, 2021 – NAP signup ends

March 15, 2021 – CRP Grassland signup begins

March 31, 2021 – last day to get a Marketing Assistance Loan for 2020 Wheat, barley, canola, crambe, flaxseed, honey, oats, rapeseed and sesame

April 23, 2021 – CRP Grassland signup ends

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

January 18, 2021 – Office closed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

February 15, 20201 – Office closed Washington’s BDay

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. 

South Dakota County Producers urged to consider NAP Risk Protection Coverage before crop sales deadlines

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages you to review available USDA crop risk protection options, including federal crop insurance and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage, before the crop deadline of March 15.

Federal crop insurance covers crop losses from natural adversities such as drought, hail and excessive moisture. NAP covers losses from natural disasters on crops for which no permanent federal crop insurance program is available.

The following crops in South Dakota County have a NAP application deadline of March 15: Spring Planted Crops.

You can determine if crops are eligible for federal crop insurance or NAP by visiting the RMA website.

NAP offers higher levels of coverage, from 50 to 65 percent of expected production in 5 percent increments, at 100 percent of the average market price. Producers of organics and crops marketed directly to consumers also may exercise the “buy-up” option to obtain NAP coverage of 100 percent of the average market price at the coverage levels of between 50 and 65 percent of expected production. NAP basic coverage is available at 55 percent of the average market price for crop losses that exceed 50 percent of expected production.  

For all coverage levels, the NAP service fee is the lesser of $325 per crop or $825 per producer per county, not to exceed a total of $1,950 for a producer with farming interests in multiple counties. 

Beginning, underserved, veterans and limited resource farmers are now eligible for free catastrophic level coverage.

Federal crop insurance coverage is sold and delivered solely through private insurance agents. Agent lists are available at all USDA Service Centers or at USDA’s online Agent Locator. You can use the USDA Cost Estimator to predict insurance premium costs.

For more information on NAP, service fees, sales deadlines, contact your Local County USDA Service Center or visit fsa.usda.gov.

Qualified veteran farmers or ranchers are eligible for a service fee waiver and premium reduction, if the NAP applicant meets certain eligibility criteria.

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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