Monday, January 18, 2021


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USDA Agriculture 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 

March 23 – Whip+ signup began

March 30 – CRP Soil Health and Income Protection Program SHIPP signup began

April 1 – CRP Re-Enroll for Continuous contracts

May 26 – Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) signup began

August 14 – Deadline to report 2020 acreage report (August 14 to report without late-filing fees)

August 1 – Final Date to Submit COC Nominations

August 2 – 2020 CRP Managed Haying and Grazing may begin, contact your local FSA office first!

August 21 – CRP Soil Health and Income Protection Program SHIPP signup ends

August 28 – Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) signup ends

September 7 – Service Center Closed in observance of Labor Day

September 30 – Deadline to update PLC yields

CRP HAYING AND GRAZING

The 2018 Farm Bill provides greater flexibility for haying and grazing on acres enrolled in CRP. All CRP practices, excluding trees and food plots, are now eligible for non-emergency haying or grazing with a 25% reduction in payment on the acres hayed or grazed. Before contract acres are hayed or grazed, CRP participants must contact the office and file necessary forms.

CRP participants must contact the FSA Office PRIOR to performing haying and grazing, to complete a modified conservation plan, and terms and conditions. The acres hayed or grazed will be assessed a payment reduction equivalent to 25 percent of the CRP annual rental rate. Haying may be completed from August 2nd through September 1st. Participants who hay or graze without approval or fail to follow the provisions will be subject to non-compliance provisions including possible termination of the contract. Haying is limited to 1 cutting and all bales must be removed by September 10, 2020. Please contact the office for more information.

MILLET CONVERSION FOR CFAP PROGRAM

If you had Millet planted in 2019 and applied for the CFAP program and we did not have the conversion factor at time of application, it is now available and you can apply.  Contact the office for more information, Deadline is August 28, 2020

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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