January 14, 2022

US Department of Agriculture / Farm Service Agency News

Les Corsons, Dewey, Meade, Perkins, The Ziebach County FSA offices would like to keep you informed of the following important to USDA programs. If you have any questions, please contact the following offices at:

• Corson County FSA: 605-273-4506, ext. 2

• Dewey County FSA: 605 865-3522, ext. 2

• Meade County FSA: 605 347-4952, ext. 2

• Perkins County FSA: 605-244-5222, ext. 2

• Ziebach County FSA: 605-365-5179 ext 2.

FSA County offices are open by telephone appointment only! The service center remains closed to visitors, but we will continue to work with producers by phone and digital tools like Microsoft Teams, Box and One Span and emails.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

LOSS NOTICE: REPORT LOSS WITHIN 15 DAYS OF OCCURRENCE ALL CROPS AND GRASSES

LIVESTOCK LOSSES: SUBMIT A NOTICE OF LOSS WITHIN TT THAN 30 CALENDAR DAYS FROM WHEN THE LOSS WAS APPARENT

August 31, 2021 – Last day of 2021 CRP Non-urgent and emergency hay and grazing.

September 6, 2021 – Service center closed due to Labor Day

September 15, 2021 – Non-urgent CRP hay bales to be removed

September 30, 2021 – CRP emergency haymaking deadline

October 15, 2021 CRP emergency hay bales to be removed

January 30, 2022 – End of registration for livestock feed program

Change in the policy on filing a notice of loss for Grazed

Forage producers with NAP cover

For crop years 2021 and beyond, producers of pasture NAP forage who choose to use independent assessments or other approved percent loss methods to establish their loss are no longer required to file a CCC- Loss Notice. 576 from the FSA. However, a CCC-576 claim form must be submitted to the FSA no later than 60 calendar days after the end of the coverage period. Producers who choose to have pasture loss determined using similar mechanically harvested units must always file a CCC-576 Loss Notice in a timely manner within 15 days of the disaster where crop damage becomes apparent or within 15 days of harvest.

FSA describes MAL and LDP policy

The 2018 Farm Bill extends the loan authorization until 2023 for Marketing Assistance Loans (MALs) and Loan Deficiency Payments (LDPs). The MALs and LDPs provide assistance in financing and marketing wheat, feed grains, soybeans and other oilseeds, legumes, rice, peanuts, cotton, wool and honey. The MALs provide you with interim post-harvest financing to help you meet your cash flow needs without having to sell your produce when market prices are typically at their lowest at harvest time. A producer who qualifies for a loan, but agrees to forfeit the loan, may obtain a PDL if such payment is available. Marketing loan and PDL provisions are not available for sugar and extra-long staple cotton. The FSA is now accepting MAL and LDP 2021 applications for all eligible post-harvest products. Loan and PDL requests must be made no later than the final availability date of the respective products. Commodity certificates are available to loan holders who have outstanding non-recourse loans for wheat, upland cotton, rice, feed grains, pulses (dry peas, lentils, large and small chickpeas), peanuts, wool, soybeans and designated minor oilseeds. These certificates can be purchased at the posted county price (or adjusted world price or posted national price) for the quantity of product loaned, and must be immediately exchanged for collateral, satisfying the loan. MALs redeemed with commodity certificates are not subject to the adjusted gross income provisions. To be considered eligible for an LDP, you must have Form CCC-633EZ, Page 1 on file with your local FSA office before losing a beneficial interest in culture. Pages 2, 3 or 4 of the form must be submitted when requesting payment. Gains on Marketing Loans (MLGs) and Loan Compensation Payments (LDPs) are no longer subject to payment limitations, actively engaged in the rules of farming and renting tenants in cash. The Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) provisions state that if your three-year total average AGI is over $ 900,000, you are not eligible to receive an MLG or LDP. You must have a valid CCC-941 on file to earn a LDP Market Winner. The AGI does not apply to MAL redeemed from an exchange of commodity certificates. For more information and additional eligibility requirements, contact the local Count USDA service center or visit fsa.usda.gov.

Maintaining the quality of ready grain stored on the farm

The bins are ideally designed to hold a level grain volume. When bins are overfilled and grain is piled up, air circulation is impeded and the risk of spoilage increases. If you take out marketing assistance loans and use the grain stored on the farm as collateral, remember that you are responsible for maintaining the quality of the grain throughout the life of the loan.

Unauthorized disposal of grain leads to financial penalties

If the loaned grain has been disposed of through feed, sale or any other form of disposal without the prior written permission of county office staff, this is an unauthorized disposal. The financial penalties for unauthorized dispositions are severe and your name will be placed on a loan violation list for a period of two years. Always call before transporting grain on loan.