Logan County E-NEWS

Thursday, May 7th, 2012                                 Issue# 3 - 22

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:

         Discontinued paper newsletters

         2012 DCP/ACRE Signup Reminder

         ACRE Production Reminder

         CRP Compliance Reminder

         Baby Announcement


*Attention: No more paper newsletters*

The USDA Farm Service Agency will no longer be mailing out paper newsletters.  Please help spread the word to get e-mails submitted to your local FSA office to obtain e-newsletters.  We want to be sure everyone will be informed of upcoming deadlines and program opportunities. 


2012 ACRE/DCP Signup Deadline

*June 1st is the deadline to enroll in the 2012 DCP/ACRE Program*

Donít delay and complete your contracts by the close of business on June 1.



Crop Certification & 2011 ACRE Production Deadline

*July 15th is the deadline to turn in 2011 ACRE Production*

& 2012 Crop Certification

All crops are required to be certified by July 15th.  Filing an accurate and timely acreage report for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage, can prevent loss of benefits for farm programs (MALís, DCP, ACRE, CRP, SURE).    

v  CRP participants must annually certify CRP acreage has been maintained


ACRE Production must be turned into the office by close of business on July 15th.  Please keep in mind we need yield information on net bushel amounts for the 2011 crop year.  Please contact the office if you have questions.



CRP Compliance Reminder

All CRP contracts are subject to spot checks or status reviews by FSA or NRCS without prior notification.  All CRP participants on the contract are responsible for the following:

 maintain width, length, and cover according to the Conservation Plan of Operation

 states you may not harvest a commodity crop or sell tree from CRP acreage

 No unauthorized mowing between April 15-August 1

 must not hay or graze CRP acreage without authorized emergency declaration and only then after

August 2 with payment reduction

 perform mid-management duties

 notify FSA of ownership or changes in shares for the life of the contract. 

NOTE: Noncompliance situations will result in payment reductions or contract terminations which can be very costly.  


Olsonís +1 more

Kristi Olson (Program Technician at the Logan County FSA Office) along with her husband Blane and two sons Braden and Kelten welcomed their newest member of their family Luke Vincent on March 14th.  He weighed 6 lbs 7.5 oz and was 20 inches long. 


Trivia Question

According to Cattlemen's Beef Board and National Cattlemen's Beef Association:

Q/A: 90% of all beef raised in the United States is sold in America, while 10% is exported.

  • Congrats to Dave cat, Garny, and Cory for responding with the correct answer.


Q:  Can you rank the following crops from; 1 being most acres harvest, to 5 being least acres harvested in Logan County in 80 years ago?

_ - Corn

_ - Hay

_ - Oats

_ - Soybeans

_ - Wheat

Title picture: 79% of the corn has been planted in Illinois as of April 29th according to NASS (National Agricultural Statistics Survey) Illinois.

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