Logan County E-NEWS

Wednesday, February 08, 2012                    Issue# 3 - 20

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:

·         DCP/ACRE Signup Announcement

·         General CRP Signup Announcement

·         Adjust Gross Income (AGI) Form 931



2012 DCP/ACRE Signup Begins

Contracts are available at your Logan County Farm Service Agency.  Please stop by and sign up for the 2012 DCP/ACRE program NOW!  No appointment is necessary.  The deadline for the DPC/ACRE program is June 1st, but don’t wait till spring to sign up.  Come in now and take care of your contracts before spring is here.

DCP/ACRE Program Fact Sheet


General CRP Signup

On February 1, 2012, USDA announced that the next general CRP signup will be held from March 12, 2012, through April 6, 2012. Land that is not currently enrolled in CRP may be offered for enrollment during CRP signup 43. In addition, CRP participants with contracts expiring on September 30, 2012, may submit offers.  Accepted contracts for CRP signup 43 will begin on October 1, 2012.

For program administration purposes, the continuous signup number will change from signup 42 to signup 44 for CRP-1’s offered after September 30, 2012.

The number of acres accepted under signup 43 will be determined after signup 43 concludes based on the environmental benefits and the cost of the acres offered. The CRP offer process for signup 43 is expected to be highly competitive. The national environmental benefits index (EBI) cutoff score will be determined after signup concludes.

CRP General Sign Up Fact Sheet



Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) Form 931

Completing an AGI form is extremely important to staying compliant with all FSA programs.  An AGI form is required to be completed for all years (2009 through 2012) in which an individual or entity received any FSA payments.  Please respond timely to any notifications from the office to complete this task.  Failure to complete the form will result in refunds of payments received.  Make sure you complete the AGI form during the 2012 DCP/ACRE signup.

·         Forms website – search for “form number:  931



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