IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
• County Committee Meeting - 2nd Tuesday each month.
• February 3rd - NRCS deadline for CSP (Conservation Stewardship Program)
• February 17th – NRCS deadline for EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentives Program)
• March 15th – 2017 NAP application date for Spring Crops
• March 15th – July 15th - CRP Primary Nesting Season – NO Activity permitted on CRP
• March 31st - Last day to request LDP or Marketing Loan for 2016 wheat.
Disclaimer: Information in this UPDATE is pertinent to Kiowa County FSA only. Producers reading this and that do not have FSA interest in Kiowa County are advised to contact their local FSA Office.
TEXT MESSAGING AVAILABLE
Producers can now start receiving text message alerts to their cell phones from our local office. Alerts are limited to two per month and standard messaging rates apply. These alerts will be sent out as a mass text so they will not be personalized to the producer but sent as county wide reminders. Producers must be subscribed to GovDelivery to receive the text messages. Producers can visit the following website www.fsa.usda.gov/subscribe to enroll. To sign up for message alerts text COKiowa to FSANOW (372669). If you have any questions or need assistance setting up your messaging alerts contact the office.
NRCS PROGRAM DEADLINES
The deadline to apply for the 2017 Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is Feb. 3, 2017. Through CSP, agricultural producers earn payments for actively managing, maintaining, and expanding conservation activities. This is a competitive nation-wide program and the screening and ranking process for this program has been revised this year. Anyone interested in additional information regarding the updated CSP can visit the new CSP portal at http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/csp or can visit their local NRCS Office.
Producers in Colorado who are interested in implementing conservation practices to improve natural resources on their private agricultural land have until Friday, February 17, 2017, to submit applications for FY 2017 funding through the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). EQIP is a voluntary incentives program that provides financial assistance for conservation system such as fencing and water supply development for improved grazing management.
The LDP rate for the past week has been zero. The Kansas City and Gulf market prices have been up – therefore the posted county price will reflect the rise in markets.
KIOWA County, COLORADO, Crop Year 2016
Commodity Effective Date Loan Rate ($) Effective PCP ($) Effective LDP Rate* ($)
Wheat – HRW - bushel 1/9/2017 $ 3.03 $3.03 $0.0
1/10/2017 $ 3.03 $3.05 $0.0
Wheat - Hard Red Winter 1/11/2017 $ 3.03 $3.06 $0.0
Wheat - Hard Red Winter 1/12/2017 $ 3.03 $3.06 $0.0
1/13/2017 $3.03 $3.09 $0.0
The website to check daily LDP rates is as follows:
LOCK –IN RATE FOR MARKETING ASSISTANCE LOANS
It is encouraged for producers who have 2016 Marketing Assistance Loans to be aware of the Posted County Price (PCP) and how it can benefit producers with MAL’s or those wanting to apply for a loan.
Producers with commodity loans or who are considering applying for a commodity loan need to be aware of the options to repay the loan. These include; repaying at the lessor of principal plus interest or the Posted County Price. When repaying at the Posted County Price, a Commodity Certificate Exchange can be utilized to keep the market gain from applying to the $125,000 payment limitation.
USDA SERVICE CENTER CONTACT INFORMATION
Telephone 719-438-5851 FSA (Ext 2), NRCS (Ext 3). FSA Fax number: fax2mail 844-332-7501
KIOWA COUNTY FARM LOAN CONTACT INFO – CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT
SERVICE CENTER OFFICE HOURS:
Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. By appointment only on Friday.
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