Wednesday, July 20, 2011



Producers with farm-stored grain under loan with Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) must repay the loan before the grain is removed from the bin.

However, if the sale proceeds are needed to repay the loan, then producers can get a marketing authorization prior to moving the grain.

To do this, producers can call or visit the FSA office administering the loan.

The buyer or elevator is then notified that the grain being delivered is under loan with CCC.

Failure to obtain a marketing authorization or repaying the loan prior to the grain being removed from the bin is an Unauthorized Disposition which is a loan violation.

For more information, contact your local FSA office.

E-authentication level 2 account

In the past, we have talked about getting an eAuth Level 2 Account so you can view your customer statement via the Internet.

You can also use your eAuth Level 2 account to access other USDA Web applications and services.

This includes things such as submitting forms electronically (i.e. DCP or ACRE contract), completing surveys online, and checking the status of your USDA accounts.

USDA can only accept eAuth accounts from individuals.

Currently USDA eAuth does not have the mechanism to issue accounts to businesses, corporations or other entities.

Contact your local FSA office for more information.

County committee nominations needed

County Committee nominations will be accepted through August 1, 2011 for the Local Administrative Area (LAA) holding the election in that county.

In Saline County, LAA 1 (which includes Arrow Rock, Cambridge, Clay and Salt Fork Townships) is up for election this year.

Other deadline reminders

SURE program signup ends July 29

Crop reports due to FSA by July 31 -- many producers yet to report

DCP/ACRE contracts -- recommended by July 31

ACRE participants, certify 2010 production by September 1.