What's up at the FSA Office?

by Joyce Davidshofer, Allamakee County Executive Director

April 15, 2014 – January 30, 2015 sign-up for the LIP/LFP/ELAP/TAP programs
These programs are going back to the 2012 drought year. For example, livestock grazed on pasture and non-cropland acres. Any disaster event which caused a loss of livestock (drought, etc.) may be eligible  in this sign-up period. Call the FSA office for more information.
September 2, 2014 – November 28, 2014 – MPP- Dairy Program.
Producers are starting to inquire about the Margin Protection Program (MPP). Contact the Allamakee County FSA Office to schedule a time and bring in your 2011, 2012 and 2013 production records. The deadline to sign up for 2014/2015 is November 28, 2014. The next time to sign for 2016 milk will be July 1 – September 30, 2015.
September 29, 2014 – February 27, 2015 – PLC/ARC-CO/ARC-IC. Base acres reallocation and yield update process to be completed.

ARC/PLC Farm Program Updates
For the 2014 and 2015 farm bill election of PLC, ARC-CO or ARC-IC, the Allamakee County FSA office needs landowners to notify the Allamakee County FSA Office 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.
October 1, 2014 – December 30, 2015 – Forage (alfalfa), pasture, grass, and fall seed crops certification due for spring 2015 year. Late file fee will apply and no waivers will be granted. Late file fee will be $46 per farm.

Farm Bill Allows Early Termination for Certain CRP Contracts
Producers with acres under contract through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can apply for early contract termination, as required by the 2014 Farm Bill.  The deadline to request early CRP contract termination is January 30, 2015.  
Call the Allamakee County FSA Office at 563-568-2148 or stop in the office for more information.

CRP payments have been 95% issued at this time. If you have any questions on the status of your payment contact the FSA office and they will be happy to assist you.
The 2013 Acre payments have been issued, if there is any questions please contact the FSA Office.