FSA – CRP-DCP-ACRE Deadlines



July 15, 2009 – Certification Deadline

The deadline to certify crops and Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acreage without a fee is July 15, 2009.  Many FSA programs require crop certification to remain eligible for benefits.  Call 765-564-2849 to schedule your appointment.  Certifications after July 15 require payment of a fee for a farm visit to verify the existence of the crop or CRP cover.  This fee starts at $46 per FSA farm number. Operators or owners with an interest in the crop may certify. For acreage enrolled in CRP, only a signatory to the contract may certify the acreage.  In many cases, this is not the operator; therefore, owners (or those authorized to sign on behalf of them) on CRP acreage typically must sign the certification for the CRP.


August 14, 2009 – DCP Enrollment and ACRE Election/Enrollment

Farms with base acreage have an exteded deadline until August 14, 2009 to obtain signatures of persons and entities with an interest in base acreage for enrollment into 2009 Direct and Counter-cyclical Payment (DCP) Program.  For those interested in the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program, the election form must be signed by all owners and submitted by August 14, 2009.  Additionally, the 2009 enrollment contract for ACRE must have signatures of all with an interest in the base acreage by the extended deadline of August 14, 2009.  There are NO late filed provisions for DCP or ACRE, so failure to obtain signatures of shares by the deadline will result in ineligibility for 2009 program year.


June 20, 2009 08:51 am | News

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