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USDA News: Keeping you Informed

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 16 – CRP Grassland signup begins

March 23 – Whip+ signup begins

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

March 31 – deadline to obtain Marketing Assistance Loan on 2019 crop wheat, oats, barley

April 1 – CRP Re-Enroll for Continuous contracts

May 15 – CRP Grassland signup ends

May 31 – deadline to obtain Marketing Assistance Loan on 2019 crop corn, sunflowers, grain sorghum, soybeans

June 30 – Deadline to make 2020 Farm Program (ARC/PLC) election

July 15 – Deadline to report 2020 acreage report

July 15 – Deadline to report 2019 crop production for NAP

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

September 30 – Deadline to update PLC yields

USDA Service Centers Open for Business by Phone Appointment Only

U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Centers are encouraging visitors to take precautionary measures to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. 

The Ziebach and Dewey County USDA Service Centers will continue to be open for business by phone appointment only and field work will continue with appropriate social distancing. While our program delivery staff will continue to come into the office, they will be working with our producers by phone, and using online tools whenever possible. All Service Center visitors wishing to conduct business with the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or any other Service Center agency are required to call to schedule a phone appointment.   

Farm Service Agency – Dupree: (605) 365-5179 extension 2

Farm Service Agency – Timber Lake: (605)-865-3522 extension 2

Natural Resources Conservation Service – Dupree: (605) 365-5179 extension 3

Natural Resources Conservation Service – Timber Lake: (605) 865-3522 extension 3

Employees may also be contacted by email at the following email address:

Dupree Service Center:

roxie.stambach@usda.gov

dustin.jewett@usda.gov

nathan.grueb@usda.gov

nila.woodward@usda.gov

david.pesicka@usda.gov

brian.gramp@usda.gov

jodie.schrempp@usda.gov

ramon.birkeland@usda.gov

fanny.brewer@sd.nacdnet.net

Timber Lake Service Center:

Deb.ducheneaux@usda.gov

lynn.maher@usda.gov

jill.keller@usda.gov

Deane.hunter@usda.gov

jim.lloyd@usda.gov

bonita.richter@usda.gov

Online services are available to customers with an eAuth account, which provides access to the farmers.gov portal where producers can view USDA farm loan information and payments and view and track certain USDA program applications and payments. Online NRCS services are available to customers through the Conservation Client Gateway. Customers can track payments, report completed practices, request conservation assistance, and electronically sign documents. Customers who do not already have an eAuth account can enroll at farmers.gov/sign-in.

For the most current updates on available services and Service Center status visit farmers.gov/coronavirus.

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