(4/25/13) The Jackson County Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that signup for the 2013 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) ends August 2, and that the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program signup ends June 3, 2013.
USDA computes DCP and ACRE direct payments using base acres and payment yields established for each farm. Payments will be issued in October to eligible producers at rates established by statute regardless of market prices. Annual contracts are required to be signed to receive program benefits.
Producers are advised to contact the Jackson County FSA office to schedule an appointment as soon as possible before the applicable deadline.
All signatures must be obtained by the deadline for both the DCP and ACRE programs. In all cases, it is the responsibility of the operator and owners of a farm to obtain and submit all necessary signatures on election and enrollment forms by the June 3 or August 2, 2013 applicable deadline.
For more information or to schedule an appointment to enroll in the DCP/ACRE programs, please contact Jackson County FSA Office at 715-284-4515 or visit www.fsa.usda.gov