Monday, August 3, 2020

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USDA News: Keeping you informed

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 

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


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. In partnership with USDA, the University of Illinois and Texas A & M have once again created Web Tools to assist you in making your decisions using crop data specific to their respective farming operations. You can find these tools and more information at this website: > Program and Services > ARC/PLC Program. You will need to use Google Chrome to run both tools. 

Gardner-farmdoc Payment Calculator, the University of Illinois tool that offers farmers the ability to run payment estimate modeling for their farms and counties for ARC-County and PLC. 

ARC and PLC Decision Tool, the Texas A&M user friendly tool that allow producers to analyze payment yield updates and expected payments for 2019 and 2020. Producers who have used the tool in the past should see their user name and much of their farm data will already be available in the system.


Acreage Reporting  Please make sure to report any winter wheat or rye planted this fall to our office no later than November 15, 2019. Grass no longer must be reported in the fall, it now has a July 15 deadline once again

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).