Monday, January 5, 2009

FSA Program Signup Begins

The Grant County Farm Service Agency is now taking appointments for producers who wish to enroll in the 2009 Direct & Counter-cyclical Payment (DCP) Program. Advance payments are available in the amount of 22% with the balance issued in October.

Signup will be a bit more complex this year. All producers will be required to complete new forms: 1) CCC-926, Average Adjusted Gross Income and 2) CCC-902, Farm Operating plan. The completion of these forms can be time consuming and challenging. For this reason, FSA encourages producers to schedule an appointment before coming in. Producers without appointments will be waited on as time permits.

In addition, producers will need to provide leases/cash rent statements for crop year 2009 before DCP contracts can be approved.

FSA is still waiting for news on the new Average Crop Revenue (ACRE) program. Signup for this will be in spring. Informational meetings will be held once FSA writes the rules!

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