What's up at the FSA Office?

by Joyce Davidshofer, Allamakee County Executive Director

The next Allamakee County Committee meeting will be announced at a later date.

Attention CRP Producers
1. CRP producers who have a mid-contract management (MCM) practice or a wildlife food plot to complete in 2015 will need to have it completed by May 14, 2015. As you know, May 14, 2015 through August 2, 2015 is the nesting season. MCM practices and wildlife food plots cannot be done during this time. If you have any questions on this, contact the Allamakee County FSA Office at 563-568-2148.
2. CRP producers who have no MCM practice or wildlife food plot to complete and rent the remaining cropland to another producer can stop in the Allamakee County FSA to certify their 2015 CRP acres as required per CRP regulations.
3. CRP producers who have a MCM practice or wildlife food plot will need to have the practice completed and bills submitted before you certify your CRP acres.
4. CRP producers who have CRP acres and plant other crops will need to certify their acres when everything is planted or by July 15, 2015.
5. Reminders
a.  Haying, grazing or planting of an agriculture commodity on CRP acres is not allowed.
b.  Wildlife food plots cannot be harvested.
c. If the CRP is being used for a roadway, hunting shacks or storing equipment, it will be considered in violation and subject to penalty or termination.
d. If there are other items not mentioned here, contact the Allamakee County FSA to see if it is allowed.
e. CRP grazing and haying which was released per office visit after August 2, 2015 will be randomly spot-checked.
f. Cannot cosmically clip or spray CRP acres during the nesting season from May 14, 2015 through August 2, 2015. If there are noxious weeds on the CRP, producers must come in to the FSA office and show on a map where the noxious weeds are located and request permission to do so. If a CRP producer does not have permission to clip or spray on file at the FSA office, this is a CRP violation.
g. All CRP producers need to certify their CRP acres every year in order to receive  CRPs payment in the fall.
Contact the Allamakee County FSA Office at 563- 568-2148 with questions on the items listed above.
 

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