The Corson, Dewey, Meade, Perkins and Ziebach County FSA offices would like to keep you informed of the following items important to USDA programs.
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
January 20 – Office closed
February 17 – Office closed
February 28 – General CRP signup ends.
February 29 – deadline to sign LIP application for payment and provide documentation
March 15 – deadline to obtain NAP coverage
USDA COMMODITY LOANS AVAILABLE TO PRODUCERS
– U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that Marketing Assistance Loans (MALs) and Loan Deficiency Payments (LDPs) are available to help producers through periods of low market prices. MALs and LDPs provide financing and marketing assistance for wheat, feed grains, soybeans and other oilseeds, pulse crops, rice, peanuts, cotton, wool and honey.
MALs provide interim financing and allow producers to delay the sale of the commodity until more favorable market conditions occur. A producer who is eligible to obtain a loan, but agrees to forgo the loan, may obtain an LDP.