What's up at the FSA Office?

by Cindy Mensen, Acting Allamakee County Executive Director (563) 568-2148

2016 Crop/land use reporting date is November 15, 2016 for fall seeded small grains and all hay types, including pasture for the 2017 crop year.
In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements and avoid being assessed a late filing fee, you are encouraged to visit the FSA County office to file an accurate crop certification by the applicable deadline. The Allamakee County Farm Service Agency is located at 635 Ninth Street NW in Waukon, or call 563-568-2148.

Dairy producers who made the decision for “buy-up” insurance coverage for the MPP-Dairy program in 2016 are reminded that premiums for the 2016 coverage are due by September 1st.   Also, all participants in the MPP-Dairy are encouraged to stop in at FSA and make their 2017 coverage decision.  The minimum coverage is $4.00 at 90% of the pounds.  An administrative fee of $100 will also be collected at the time of 2017 sign-up.

Marketing Loans
Grain that is under loan, or “sealed” as many farmers call it, must be repaid or released for sale prior to moving the bushels out of storage for sale or feed use. Unauthorized disposition of such grain results in possible penalties and administrative actions.
Remember to “Call Before You Haul” and we can discuss your options and forms that you may need to sign. Phone the FSA office at 563-568-2148, extension 2.