2011-05-26 / Local & State

FSA Reminder: June 1 Deadline For 2011 DCP/ACRE Sign-Up

USDA Pennsylvania Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Bill Wehry reminds producers that June 1, 2011, is the enrollment deadline for the 2011 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program or the traditional Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP).

“Farmers in Pennsylvania who are interested in enrolling in these programs need to add this important deadline to their list of ‘must do’ jobs,” Wehry said. “Producers should contact their local county office right now to set up appointments before the June 1 deadline.”

Annual contracts are required to be signed to receive program benefits. All signatures of producers receiving a share in DCP and ACRE payments are required by the June 1, 2011, deadline.

For the farm and ranch calendar, here’s a schedule of FSA program deadlines coming up in the next several months:

May 31, 2011 – 2010 Crop Year Final Loan Availability Date for corn, soybeans, grain sorghum, and sunflowers;

June 1, 2011 – Deadline for 2011 Direct and Counter- Cyclical Program (DCP) Enrollment and for 2011 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program Election;

June 15, 2011 – 2011 Acreage Reporting Deadline for small grains;

July 15, 2011 – 2011 Crop Year Acreage Reporting Deadline for CRP and most crops, except small grains. Deadline to file 2010 Production Reports for most Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) crops;

July 29, 2011 – 2009 Supplemental Revenue Assistance ( SURE) Program Signup Deadline;

August 1, 2011 – Deadline to Request a 2011 Farm Reconstitution.

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