Tricounty News

FSA Reminder: June 1 deadline



For 2011 DCP/ACRE sign up

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Minnesota Executive Director Linda Hennen reminds producers that June 1, 2011, is the enrollment deadline for the 2011 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program or the traditional Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP).

"Farmers in Minnesota who are interested in enrolling in these programs need to add this important deadline to their list of 'must do' jobs," Hennen said. "Producers should contact their local county office right now to set up appointments before the June 1 deadline."

Annual contracts are required to be signed to receive program benefits. All signatures of producers receiving a share in DCP and ACRE payments are required by the June 1, deadline.

For the farm and ranch calendar, here's a schedule of FSA program deadlines coming up in the next several months:

May 31, 2011Ð2010 Crop Year Final Loan Availability Date for Corn, Soybeans, Grain Sorghum, Sunflowers, and Pulse Crops

June 1, 2011ÐDeadline for 2011 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) Enrollment and for 2011 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program Election

July 15, 2011Ð2011 Crop Year Acreage Reporting Deadline for most crops and deadline to file 2010 Production Reports for most Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) crops

July 29, 2011Ð2009 Supplemental Revenue Assistance (SURE) Program Signup Deadline

Aug. 1, 2011ÐDeadline to Request a 2011 Farm Reconstitution

Sept. 1, 2011 Ð Deadline to file 2010 Production Reports for ACRE. This deadline was extended from July 15, 2011 for 2010 production only.

For more information about DCP and ACRE programs or other FSA programs, contact your county FSA office and visit the state FSA website at: www.fsa.usda.gov.