What's up at the FSA Office?

by Joyce Davidshofer, Allamakee County Executive Director

The next Allamakee County FSA Committee meeting will be held Thursday, November 6 at 9 a.m. in the Allamakee County FSA Conference Room.

April 15, 2014 – January 30, 2015 sign-up for the LIP/LFP/ELAP/TAP programs.
Attention Farmers: All forage or fall seeded crops need to be certified by December 15, 2014. After December 15, 2014 there will be a late file of $46 per farm.

MPP-Dairy Program Sign-up 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 totals for 2011, 2012 and 2013 before signing up.
For more information or to set up an appoint to work through the application process, contact the FSA Office.

Program Updates
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 if there is a change of operator on  farms from 2014 to 2015 crop year. The FSA 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 ends February 27, 2015.
4. Contact the Allamakee County FSA Office to set up an appointment to review your farm(s) and bring along your yield information.