Adrian J. Polansky, State Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Kansas reminds producers of the following program deadlines:
•July 15, 2012–Final date to report spring seeded crops, CRP and NAP acreages.
•Prevented planting must be reported no later than 15 calendar days after the final planting date. Failed acreage must be reported within 15 days of the disaster occurrence or when the loss first becomes apparent, and before disposition of the crop. Producers who have NAP coverage will be required to report crop losses on Form CCC-576, Notice of Loss and Application for Payment Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program.
•August 1, 2012–Final date for nominations for the FSA County Committee election.
•August 1, 2012–Final date to request fiscal year 2012 farm combination and/or farm division for a farm with base acres.
•September 1, 2012–Final application closing date for 2013 Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage on aquaculture, canola, Christmas trees, nursery crops, turf grass sod, and all small grain crops, except oats. FSA program eligibility may require NAP coverage on all non-insurable crops and crop insurance on insurable crops.
•November 15, 2012–Fin al date to report perennial rangeland forage (grass, alfalfa, clover, etc). Please note that this deadline is earlier than previous years.
•December 15, 2012–Final date to report fall-seeded crops for the 2013 crop year. Please note that this deadline is earlier than previous years.
•In order to receive USDA program payments, each payment recipient must complete Form CCC-931, Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) Certification and Consent to Disclosure of Tax Information.
•Emergency loans are available to help qualified producers in disaster designated counties recover from production and physical losses due to natural disasters. Producers have eight months after the disaster designation to apply for a loan.
•On-going programs include Direct and Guaranteed Farm Operating and Farm Ownership Loans, Rural Youth Loans, Farm Storage Facility Loans, and Continuous Conservation Reserve Program.
Due to budget constraints, FSA can no longer mail regular newsletters. Producers are encouraged to provide their email address to the local FSA office to receive monthly newsletters by email.
Contact your local FSA county office to make an appointment. For more information visit on line at www.fsa.usda.gov.£