What's up at the FSA Office?

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

May 15-August 2, 2016 – Nesting season on CRP ground. Please contact the county office before you do anything in regards to noxious weeds etc.
May 30, 2016 – Closed Memorial Day
May 31, 2016 – Last day to obtain a commodity, nine month loan for 2015 for corn, soybeans etc.

1. CRP producers who have buffer strips, waterways, etc. in fields where the rest of the land can be cropped, you should review the CRP acres to make sure the size requirement is the same or if there is some encroaching happening.
If you rent the cropland out, sit down with your renter to make sure they understand the CRP regulations, number of acres under contract, and if there were to be a violation the penalty will be assessed to the participants who signed the CRP contract. As the landowner on the CRP contract, it is your responsibility to make sure the CRP acres are incompliance.

2. CRP producers who will need to conduct Mid Contract Management activity the deadline is May 14, 2016. If there is a situation this cannot be completed by this date, please call the county office as soon as possible.
If you have any questions on these reminders, please contact the Allamakee County FSA Office.

2016 ARC/PLC
The county office is conducting the 2016 ARC/PLC applications at this time. If you happen to be in Waukon, stop in or call ahead. The sign-up deadline is August 1, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 563-568-2148.

Margin Protection
Program (MPP) - Dairy
The average of the January and February milk margins for the first pay period of 2016 was of $8.00928 per cwt. Therefore, there will be no payments for the January/February pay period. For payments under the MPP the margin has to below $8.00, this also depends on the type of coverage you applied for that calendar year.
More detailed information on how the above margin was figured can be found on this site: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/Dairy-MPP/index.
Note: If there is any changes in the operation or if the cows were sold, contact the office as soon as possible.
If there are any questions in regards to this program, please contact the office at 563-568-2148.