Logan County E-NEWS

Tuesday, August 03, 2010                                Issue# 8-10

Logan County Farm Service Agency                Phone: (217) 735-5508 Ext. 2

1650 5th St                                                               Fax      : (217) 732-9916

Lincoln, IL    62656                                                           Hours: M-F, 8:00 am to 4:30 PM


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Topics Covered:

         General CRP Sign Up

         August Interest Rates


Conservation Reserve Program General Sign-up

The Logan County FSA office is currently taking General CRP sign up offers through August 27thPLEASE CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT. This will allow time for the behind the scenes application process to occur prior to your arrival at the FSA office. *Remember, this is a competitive offer sign up.  Hopefully, this consideration will make best use of your time and make your enrollment efforts more efficient. Interested CRP participants are asked to contact the Logan County FSA office at 217-735-5508 extension 2 to schedule an appointment.

General CRP Sign-Up Overview

Environmental Benefits Index (EBI) Ranking Process


A series of public meetings are being held in the area to help explain the CRP and its options for landowners.  Please plan to attend to learn more about the new options available in the program and have your questions answered.  You can also learn more and signup by scheduling an appointment with your local USDA service center during the signup period.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 6:00 p.m. at the Mason Co. Farm Bureau

Thursday, August 5, 2010 6:00 p.m. at the Clinton Library, DeWitt Co

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 6:00 p.m. at the Tazewell Co. Farm Bureau

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 6:00 p.m. at the McLean Co. Farm Bureau

Thursday, August 12, 2010 6:00 p.m. at the Logan Co. U of I Extension Office

For more information contact Brandon Beltz, IL Farm Bill Biologist, 217-853-0801.



August Interest Rates

9-month Commodity loans ..... 1.250%

Farm Storage Facility Loans

7-year note ..  2.500%

10-yr note   3.000%

12-yr note . 3.375%


All for now!


John Peters


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