What's up at the FSA Office?

The next Allamakee County Committee meeting will be February 11 at 9 a.m. at the Allamakee County FSA Office conference room.

December 1 through February 26: New CRP Signup

Milk Handlers Premium Payment option under the Margin Protection Program for Dairy Producers (MPP-DAIRY)
Dairy producers may remit premium payments for 2016 coverage no later than September 1, 2016. This premium payment deadline was modified to allow dairy operations with premium buy-up coverage with the option to have their milk handlers do the following:
• Deduct the operation’s MPP-Dairy Premium payment from the producer’s milk check
• Remit the premium payment to FSA on behalf of the dairy operation.

New General CRP Signup
December 1, 2015, through February 26, 2016 is the new general CRP signup. Land that is not currently enrolled in CRP may be offered for enrollment during CRP sign-up 49. In addition, CRP participants with contracts expiring September 30, 2016, may submit offers at this time. Accepted contracts for CRP sign-up 49 will become effective on October 1, 2016.
NOTE: Please do not wait until February 26, 2016 deadline, due to determining eligibility per crop history and other steps in the CRP signup process.  

CRP Meetings being held in January
This meeting will provide information on the new CRP Signup 49 and Continuous CRP program. The meeting will be held Thursday, January 21 at the Farmers Merchant Savings Bank at 1 p.m.
Contact the Allamakee County FSA Office at (563)568-2148 to let the office know you will be attending. This is only to make sure the county office has enough information packets to hand out.
If any producers who purchased above the $100 fee plus premium will be affected. If there is any questions in regards to this new modification please contact the Allamakee County FSA Office at (563)568-2148.