Logan County E-NEWS

Wednesday, May 12, 2010                               Issue# 2 -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:

-      Will there be an ACRE Payment?

-      Acreage Certification

-       Prevented Plant


JUNE 1st is the deadline to sign up for the DCP/ACRE Program


2009 ACRE Payment Projections by University of Illinois Extension

A very commonly asked question in the office is: ďWill there be an ACRE Payment?Ē   I donít have the answer since the 2009 marketing year will not be completed until August 31, 2010 setting the 2009 National Average Market price. If an ACRE payment is received for 2009 it will be paid after October 1, 2010.  So, I am leaving the estimations up to the experts.  The University of Illinois issued a very good article on April 28, regarding ACRE Payments 

Go visit the ACRE Projection Sheet from University of Illinois ŗ LINK


2010 Acreage Certification deadline is JULY 15th

Accurately certifying your acreage and crops is very important for eligibility in our nationís farm programs.  You must certify your acres to receive benefits from programs such as DCP/ACRE Program, Commodity/Marketing Assistance Loans, and Loan Deficiency Payments.  Acreage reporting is crucial to maintaining your cropping history for eligibility to participate in the Conservation Reserve Program.     *NOTE: CRP participants must certify their acreages even if it is 100% CRP

A few things to remember when you certify:

-       Know your planting dates.  These dates are required for certification.

-       Notify us of any acreage discrepancies to keep you compliant with our programs.  Accurate acreage reporting is especially important for ACRE participants.

-       Please allow adequate time for your office visit.


Prevented Plant Procedure

2010 planting conditions have been considerably better compared to the previous couple years and we hopefully wonít have to be concerned with prevented planted acreage.  If we do, here is a brief refresher on how to correctly file for prevented planted acreage.

When should I apply?

To be considered timely, producers who request prevented planting acreage credit must report the acreage on a FSA-578 form and complete a CCC-576 form, Part B within 15 calendar days after the final planting date established by Risk Management Agency.

What do I need to do?

  1. Report the prevented planted acreage on a FSA-578
  2. Complete a CCC-576 Form
  3. Be able to show your preliminary intent to plant, such as disking the land, orders for purchase, delivery of seed and fertilizer, or financing documents.


John Peters


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