End Rows April 12, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup period ends this Friday, April 15, 2011.

Landowners enrolled in the CRP program receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource conserving covers on eligible farmland.

Land that is not currently enrolled in CRP can be offered during sign-up if all eligibility requirements are met.

Or CRP participants with contracts expiring this fall can make new contract offers during the signup period.

Contracts accepted during this general signup will become effective October 1, 2011.

If you are interested in making an offer, go to your county office today. It will likely take at least 2 office visits to submit a bid.


The deadline to enroll in the 2011 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) and Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program is June 1, 2011, or in 7 weeks.

Everyone is anxious to get to the fields and start working. In the meantime, don't forget to take care of this very important task of enrolling in the DCP or ACRE program

All signatures must be on the DCP/ACRE contracts by the signup deadline of June 1.

Signup can be done online if you have an e-Auth ID with Level 2 access.

For more information on obtaining an e-auth ID or DCP and ACRE enrollment, contact your local FSA office.


Missouri FSA introduces FSA eAlerts--a new way to receive FSA program reminders via e-mail or text.

You can sign up for eAlerts at your County Office and choose whether you would like to receive information via e-mail, text or both.

If you elect to receive information by text, remember standard text messaging rates apply.

Consult with your cellular carrier for information on fees for text messages.

You can opt out of receiving FSA eAlerts at any time.

You will still receive your FSA newsletter, but Missouri FSA will discontinue sending postcard reminders for upcoming sign ups and deadlines.

FSA eAlerts are provided as a service to Missouri FSA producers.

Always refer to your FSA newsletter and visit www.fsa.usda.gov/mo for program deadlines and other information.