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End Rows for Nov. 8

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

2012 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) enrollment will begin January 23, 2012, and will end June 1, 2012.

This is later than usual -- FSA offices will be implementing the SURE program for 2010 crop.

Here are some IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

All producers planting on DCP base acres must be identified on the DCP/ACRE contract and receive a proportionate share of DCP/ACRE payment for the farm.

Changes on the farm after enrolling in DCP/ACRE must be reported to your local FSA office such as:

--Ownership changes

--Producer changes (Individuals and Entities)

--Change in crop shares arrangements

Note: Changes cannot be made after September 30, 2012.

Unauthorized

disposition of grain

If loan grain has been disposed of through feeding, selling or any other form of disposal without prior written authorization from the county office staff, it is considered unauthorized disposition.

This even includes moving grain from one bin to another.

The financial penalties for unauthorized dispositions are severe and a producers name will be placed on a loan violation list for a two-year period.

Always call the office before you haul any grain under loan.

New AGI form for 2012

In recent years, program participants have certified their average adjusted gross income on one form, and also mailed a consent form directly to the IRS.

FSA has now combined these steps for producers.

In September, FSA started using CCC-931 "Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) Certification and Consent to Disclosure of Tax Information" for all 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 programs that are subject to AGI compliance.

FSA will no longer accept CCC-926, CCC-927, or CCC-928 for any program.

The new form is a combination of the Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) Certification and Consent to Disclosure of Tax Information forms previously used by FSA.

Form CCC-931 is available at your local FSA office.

If CCC-931 is incomplete, the producer will be notified and corrections will be completed prior to FSA forwarding it to the IRS.

Producers with FSA-211, "Power of Attorneys" will not be allowed to use the FSA-211 to complete the CCC-931.

Producers who failed to file these forms before September 2011 will receive a notice from the National Office stating that the producer is ineligible for 2010 and/or 2011 payments.

Without these forms on file, eligible producers will not receive USDA program payments.

For more information please contact your local FSA office.

Veterans Day Holiday

USDA Service Centers will be closed Friday, November 11, 2011 in honor of Veteran's Day.

Everyone at the USDA Service Center would like to thank Veterans for their service and the sacrifices they and their families have made for our country.

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