Wednesday, June 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

March 16 – CRP Grassland signup begins

March 23 – Whip+ signup begins

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

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 Offers Individuals Options to Complete Business Online

Farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers have online options to access U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs, including Farm Service Agency’s Agriculture Risk Coverage/Price Loss Coverage (ARC/PLC), Loan Deficiency Payments (LDPs), producer farm data, such as Common Land Unit data through FSAfarm+, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Conservation Client Gateway . 

Producers doing business as an individual with these agencies first need to sign up for the Level 2 eAuthentication access. Currently USDA eAuthentication does not have the mechanism to issue accounts to businesses, corporations, other entities or for anyone acting on behalf of another individual or entity.

Users with a secure Level 2 eAuthentication ID linked to their USDA customer record can apply for select USDA programs, view and print farm maps and farm records data. Enrolling is easy!

1.​ Contact your local service center to confirm you have a USDA customer record with a       primary email address. Use our Service Center Locator to find your local office.

2.​ Navigate to the eAuth Account Registration page.

3.​ Select “Customer” on the registration page.

4.​ Enter your primary email address, which should match what USDA has on your customer record. You will receive an email from eAuth asking you to confirm your email address. Click the “Continue Registration” link in this email to continue the registration process.

Note: When you log in, your User ID will be your email address.

5. ​Next, enter your name and set a password.

6.​ Finally, you will need to verify your identity. You will be taken to a page where you will need to provide information such as your date of birth and residential address, and then can verify your identity online. If you are unable to verify your identity online, contact your local USDA Service Center.

Visit farmers.gov/sign-in to learn more. To locate a Service Center near you or use online services not requiring eAuthentication access, visit farmers.gov. For technical assistance, call the eAuthentication help desk at 1-800-457-3642.

Farmers.gov Feature Enables USDA Customers to Manage Farm Loans Online

Do you have loans through USDA? If so, you can login to view loan information, history and payments through farmers.gov, USDA’s self-service website available to agricultural producers.

Using a desktop, tablet, or phone, the “My Financial Information” feature enables you to view:

•​ loan information;

•​ interest payments for the current calendar year (including year-to-date interest paid for the past five years);

• ​loan advance and payment history;

• ​paid-in-full and restructured loans; and

•​ account alerts giving borrowers important notifications regarding their loans.

Currently, access is only available for customers doing business as individuals. Entities, such as an LLC or Trust, can’t access the portal at this time, but access is being planned.

Users are recommended to use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge.

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).