This date is used to determine the level of interest an
individual holds in a legal entity for the applicable program
year. Farming operations will now have until July 1 to complete
their restructuring or finalize any operational change. The U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued the extension in
response to farmers and ranchers who requested more time to
comply, and to assure that everyone has enough time to provide
their information under the new rules.
The 2014 Farm Bill provided the Secretary with the direction and
authority to amend the Actively Engaged in Farming rules related
to management. The final rule established limits on the number
of individuals who can qualify as actively engaged using only
management. Only one payment limit for management is allowed
under the rule, with the ability to request up to two additional
qualifying managers operations for large and complex operations.
The rule does not apply to farming operations comprised entirely
of family members. The rule also does not change the existing
regulations related to contributions of land, capital, equipment
or labor, or the existing regulations related to landowners with
a risk in the crop or to spouses. Producers that planted fall
crops have until the 2017 crop year to comply with the new
rules. The payment limit associated with Farm Service Agency
farm payments is generally limited annually to $125,000 per
individual or entity.
IDOA (Illinois Department of Agriculture) Clean Sweep
Collection in Central Illinois
Residents of twelve central Illinois counties can dispose of
unwanted agrichemicals for free this year through the IDOA
agricultural pesticide “clean sweep” program.
A “clean sweep” collection has been scheduled in late summer for
Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham,
Jasper, Lawrence, Moultrie, Richland, and Shelby counties. The
collection, which rotates among Illinois counties, is open to
farmers, retired farmers, nursery owners, private pesticide
applicators, structural pest control applicators and landowners
who inherited unwanted agricultural pesticides with their
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Interested persons must register the products they plan to
dispose of by July 15, 2016. Registration is required to give
the waste disposal contractor time to prepare for the different
kinds of materials that will need to be handled. Forms can be
obtained by calling the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s
Pesticide Hotline at 1-800-641-3934. Completed forms should be
mailed or faxed to the IDOA State Fairgrounds, P.O. Box 19281,
Springfield, IL 63794-9281. The fax number is (217)524-4882.
Interested persons will then be sent a reservation card
indicating the date, time and location of their collection.
Please be advised, it is not illegal to own these products, but it
is illegal to dispose of them improperly. This program offers a
free, legal way of disposal with no disposal liability to the
Soil Water Conservation District offices; County Farm Bureau
offices; and U of I Extension offices in the counties named above
are the sponsors of this event being held by the Illinois Department
of Agriculture (IDOA).
Please contact your local County FSA Office with any questions you
may have regarding this message.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. To file
a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Office of the Assistant
Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of Adjudication, 1400
Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (866)
632-9992 (Toll-free Customer Service), (800) 877-8339 (Local or
Federal relay), (866) 377-8642 (Relay voice users).
[USDA Farm Service Agency]