What's Up At The FSA Office?

by Joyce Davidshofer, Allamakee County Executive Director

The next Allamakee County FSA Committee meeting will be Thursday, December 4, 2014 in the Allamakee County FSA Conference Room at 9 a.m.

 

Reminders

April 15, 2014 – January 30, 2015 sign-up for the LIP/LFP/ELAP/TAP programs. We have several applications started which need to be completed in full. The Allamakee County FSA Office has been calling those producers. Producers who have not applied for this 2012 drought – pasture event still have time to apply. The 7.2% sequester will be applied to applications after October 1, 2014. Contact the office if you have any questions on these programs.

Attention Farmers: All Forage or fall seeded crops need to be certified by December 15, 2014 for the 2015 crop year. After December 15, 2014 there will be a late file fee of $46 per farm. 

 

MPP-Dairy Program

Extended to December 5

The sign-up for the MPP-Dairy Program is from September 2, 2014 to December 5, 2015 (extended) for the 2014 and/or 2015 milk calendar years. The Allamakee County FSA office will need pound records for 2011, 2012 and 2013 year before signing up.

For more information about this program, contact the Allamakee County FSA Office. Call to set up a time to work through the application process.

 

ARC/PLC Farm Program

MEETING: November 17, 2014 at Farmers and Merchants Bank at 1 p.m. Please contact the Allamakee County Extension to register so  enough information sheets  area vailable to all in attendance. 

1. For the 2014 and 2015 farm bill election of PLC, ARC-CO or ARC-IC, the Allamakee County FSA Office needs to be notified by landowners if there is a change of operator on their farm from 2014 to 2015 crop year. We will need to know who the current operators on the farm are. If a landowner sold their farm and the new owner did not come into the Allamakee FSA Office to report the change, this will affect the new farm program. The records need to be updated as soon as possible.

2. Landowners need to be in contact with operators (if cash rented from 2008-2012) to gather yields for 2008-2012 for each farm they own. This is the chance to update yields for the ARC/PLC program and or future farm bills. 

3. The updates and base allocations started September 29, 2014 and end February 27, 2015. 

4. Contact the Allamakee County FSA Office to setup an appointment to review your farm(s) and bring along your yield information.

 

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