Friday, May 17, 2013
Deadlines Approaching for Sign Up for Crop Programs
It's also time to sign up for the 2013 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program or the Average Crop Revenue Election Program before the deadlines.
Producers who wait until the last minute to sign up could face increased waiting time in FSA county offices.
The sign-up for both programs began Feb. 19, 2013. The deadline to sign up for the Average Crop Revenue Election Program is June 3. The Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program deadline is Aug. 2.
The two programs are unchanged from the previous year, except all eligible participants in 2013 may choose to enroll in either DCP or ACRE for the 2013 crop year. This means that eligible producers who were enrolled in ACRE in 2012 may elect to enroll in DCP in 2013 or may re-enroll in ACRE in 2013 (and vice versa).
Go to www.fsa.usda.gov for more information about the programs and loans administered by the Farm Service Agency.