End Rows for Dec. 13

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

We are proud to announce that Loyd French of Marshall has been elected to represent LAA 1 on the Saline County Committee for the next three years starting January 1.

Loyd is a 4th generation farmer, farming 680 acres near Hardeman with his dad, Brownie French.

Together, they raise cattle and produce corn, wheat and soybeans.

Loyd is also a member of Farm Bureau and the American Hereford Association.

On the committee, Loyd will be joining Dale Miles of Marshall and Donald Boland of Sweet Springs.

Congratulations Loyd and welcome aboard.

2012 DCP/ACRE sign-up

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


--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.

--After enrolling in DCP/ACRE, changes on the farm must be reported to your local FSA office. Changes include:

Ownership changes

Producer changes (Individuals and Entities)

Change in crop shares arrangements

--Note: Changes cannot be made after Sept. 30, 2012.

Commodity loans

Commodity loans, also referred to as Marketing Assistance Loans, are available to producers who share in the risk of producing the crop.

To be eligible, you must maintain beneficial interest in the crop through the time of application.

Once beneficial interest in a commodity is lost, the commodity is ineligible for loan -- even if you regain beneficial interest.

Producers who use the farm-stored grain as collateral should remember that they are responsible for maintaining the quality of the grain through the term of the loan.

Violating provisions of a marketing assistance loan may trigger administrative actions, such as assessing liquidated damages, calling the loan and denial of future farm-stored loans.

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.

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 before you haul any grain under loan.