Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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The Corson, Dewey, Meade, Perkins & 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 

JULY 29- SIGNUP BEGINS FOR MARKET FACILITATION PROGRAM

SEPTEMBER 3 – SIGNUP BEGINS FOR ARC-PLC ENROLLMENT FOR 2019

OCTOBER 1 – SIGNUP BEGINS FOR 2020 ARC-PLC

OCTOBER 14 – OFFICE CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF COLUMBUS DAY

NOVEMBER 11 – OFFICE CLOSED VETERAN’S DAY

NOVEMBER 15 – DEADLINE TO REPORT FALL SEEDED CROPS

NOVEMBER 28 – THANKSGIVING OFFICE CLOSED

NOVEMBER 30 – DEADLINE TO REMOVE BALES FROM CRP MANAGED HAY ACRES

DECEMBER 2 – LAST DAY TO RETURN BALLOTS FOR COC ELECTION

DECEMBER 6 – LAST DAY TO SIGNUP FOR MARKET FACILITATION PROGRAM

ARC/PLC

ARC/PLC or the “farm program” signup will begin shortly. With the passage of the new farm bill, you will need to complete a new PLC or ARC election prior to completing your annual enrollment. The University of Illinois and Texas A & M have once again created Web Tools to assist you in making your decisions. You can find these tools and more information at this website: www.fsa.usda.gov > Program and Services > ARC/PLC Program. You will need to use Google Chrome to run both tools. Stay tuned for more details, deadlines, and appointment information.

UPDATE YOUR RECORDS

FSA is cleaning up our producer record database. If you have any unreported changes of address, zip code, phone number, email address or an incorrect name or business name on file they need to be reported to our office. Changes in your farm operation, like the addition of a farm by lease or purchase, need to be reported to our office as well. Producers participating in FSA and NRCS programs are required to timely report changes in their farming operation to the County Committee in writing and update their CCC-902 Farm Operating Plan.

Payments

Many payments will be going out next month.  If you have changed your bank account, don’t forget to notify our office so the money goes to the right account.

If you have any updates or corrections, please call your local FSA office to update your records.

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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