End Rows for March 29, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

FSA eAlerts

In an effort to save money, the Missouri FSA will no longer be mailing postcards to producers for deadline reminders and other program information.

As an alternative, producers can now sign up to receive program reminders through FSA eAlerts via e-mail and/or text message.

This process will be used to provide updates on available program sign-ups, deadlines, and other FSA information.

FSA eAlerts are provided as a service to Missouri FSA producers. Always refer to your county office newsletter for program information or visit www.fsa.usda.gov/mo.

To receive FSA eAlerts, producers should contact their local FSA office.

--To receive eAlerts by email, you will have to provide your name and e-mail address

--To receive eAlerts by text message, you will have to provide your name, cell phone number and cell phone carrier.

--Or you can enroll in both

You will not receive this service unless you request it. Standard text rates will apply for any text message sent.

You can opt out of the service at any time.

To find out more, contact your local FSA office.

Marketing assistance loans on 2010 wheat, small grains, honey

March 31 is the last day to apply for a loan on 2010 wheat, small grains, and honey.

The loan rate on wheat stored in Saline County is $1.83 per bushel.

Asparagus revenue market loss

assistance program (ALAP)

Domestic asparagus producers may sign up for compensation due to marketing losses resulting from imports during the 2004 through 2007 crop years. Producers may apply for through April 8, 2011.

To be eligible, producers must have produced and marketed asparagus in commercial quantities in commercial markets in the U.S. during both of the 2003 and 2007 crop years. A producer that did not harvest asparagus in 2007 does not meet the eligibility requirement.

Farming operation changes

If you have bought or sold land, or if you have added or dropped rented land from your operation, make sure you report the changes to the office as soon as possible.

You need to provide a copy of your deed or recorded land contract for purchased property.

Also remember to update signature authorization, if needed.

Failure to maintain accurate records with FSA on all land you have an interest in can lead to possible program ineligibility and penalties.

Producers are reminded to contact the office of a change in operations on a farm so that records can be kept current and accurate.