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USDA Business for Kiowa County Independent
USDA Business for Kiowa County Independent

USDA Business Update June 28, 2017

By Dawna Weirich

2017-06-27 22:04:59

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
• NOW!! - File form CCC-633 EZ page 1 with FSA before losing beneficial interest to maintain Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP) eligibility. (To request payments, producers need to submit page 2 of the CCC-633EZ).
• USDA SERVICE CENTER CLOSED – Tuesday, July 4th
• ACREAGE REPORTING DEADLINE -  JULY 17th
• March 15th – July 15th -  CRP Primary Nesting Season – NO Activity permitted on CRP
• County Committee Meeting - July 25th – 9:00 a.m.
• FARM LOAN Personnel in Kiowa County Service Center – July 11th 
• August 1 -  2017 ARCPLC enrollment deadline
• August 1 - COC Nomination Deadline
• CRP Continuous Signup - Lesser Prairie Chicken, CRP Grassland acres are available.  Producers interested are urged to contact FSA Office. 
 
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.
CRP CONTRACT MAINTENANCE
The CRP primary nesting season for wildlife will end on July 15th and the required CRP contract maintenance can begin after that date.  Producers considered the operators on the CRP contract have received the recommendations for contract management.   Contact NRCS, if you wish to complete a different activity than the recommendation.
 
Cost shares are paid to contract participates only.  It is the responsibility of the CRP participants to pay the contractor the full amount due and then supply the FSA office with paid invoices.  
Be reminded, Contract Maintenance is a requirement on 100% of the acres before end of the 6th year of the 10 year contract.  Failure to complete the requirement will result in a non-compliance determination by the County Committee, the contract could be terminated. 

Below is a list of approved activities. 
 *APPROVED ACTIVITIES COMPLETED IN TWO SEPARATE OPERATIONS*
50% COMPLETED IN ONE FISCAL YEAR –ADDITIONAL 50% THE FOLLOWING YEAR
• ROUTINE HAYING  - 
o PRIOR AUTHORIZATION FROM FSA AND NRCS REQUIRED BEFORE ACTIVITY CAN START.
o Perform – July 16th- Sept. 30 -  Hay removal by November 13th
o 50% of total contract acres harvested – no spot harvesting
o 25% annual rental rate reduction on acres hayed for fiscal year
• MECHANICAL TREATMENT (disking or chiseling) – COST SHARE ACTIVITY - $7.00 AN ACRE
o Perform - November 1st – March 14th, or September 1-30th
o Disking – 2” – 3” depth
o Chiseling  - maximum 2’ centers -  4” inch depth
o Cost share available – submit paid invoices to FSA.
• SHREDDING / FLAIL CHOPPING/ ROTARY MOWING – COST SHARE ACTIVITY -  $7.00 / ACRE
o PRIOR AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED BY FSA STATE OFFICE PERSONNEL
 Submit request to FSA to perform this activity.
o November 1st – March 14th or September 1st – 30th
o Implement must effectively scatter litter – no piling or windrowing
o Minimum height requirement – 8” - 50’ to 150’ strips.
*APPROVED ACTIVITY COMPLETED ON 100% ACRES SIMULTANEOUSLY*
• ROUTINE GRAZING –
o Two 60 days grazing periods- 
 October 1 – November 30 or July 16th – September 14th.
o  25% payment reduction of annual rental.
o Zero reduction if by livestock owned by a Beginning Farmer and Rancher (gender does not apply).
o AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED FROM FSA AND NRCS BEFORE ACTIVITY CAN START
• INTERSEEDING – COST SHARE ACTIVITY -  $7.00 FLAT RATE SEEDING ACRE / 50% COST OF SEED 0
o Dates for drilling November 1st – March 14th
o Seeding information available with NRCS Office.
o Cost share available for seed cost and seeding through FSA
• HARROWING (RESIDUE MANAGEMENT) - $7.00 ACRE FLAT RATE
o  Perform – November 1st – March 14th or September 1st – 30th
o  Spring or spike tooth
o Cost shares available through FSA

2017 LDP RATES
The 2017 LDP rates.  It’s important to protect yourself and be certain that the page 1 of CCC-633EZ is on file prior to selling any wheat for 2017, the form can be signed at any FSA office.  The form can also be emailed and/or faxed.    
     
Commodity                        Effective Date                     Loan Rate ($)                    Effective PCP ($)                             Effective LDP Rate* ($)
Wheat - Hard Red Winter        06/19/2017                           $ 2.84                                  $ 3.70                                                     $ 0.00
Wheat - Hard Red Winter        06/20/2017                           $ 2.84                                  $ 3.73                                                     $ 0.00
Wheat - Hard Red Winter        06/21/2017                           $ 2.84                                  $ 3.76                                                     $ 0.00
heat - Hard Red Winter           06/22/2017                           $ 2.84                                  $ 3.75                                                     $ 0.00
Wheat - Hard Red Winter        06/23/2017                           $ 2.84                                  $ 3.73                                                     $ 0.00

Kiowa County FSA Committee
• Destiny Haase -  LAA 2 – Central area – Committee Chairperson
• Sean Harkness – LAA 1 – East area – Committee Vice-Chairperson
• Michael Zimmerman – LAA3 – West area – Committee Regular Member

USDA SERVICE CENTER CONTACT INFORMATION
Telephone 719-438-5851 FSA (Ext 2), NRCS (Ext 3). FSA Fax number: fax2mail 844-332-7501
E-mail individuals This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Example This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., dawna.weirich, charla.ferris, hallie.barlow, marvin.watson, marlin.miller, Alicia.L.james

KIOWA COUNTY FARM LOAN CONTACT INFO – CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT
Telephone 719-336-3437 (ext2) Mary Rhoades, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SERVICE CENTER OFFICE HOURS: 
Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Friday, by appointment only.

FSA INFORMATION
For information on programs visit our website located at www.fsa.usda.gov or like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.
 

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