The purpose of required management activities, commonly referred
to as mid contract management (MCM), is to enhance the wildlife
habitat value of the enrolled acres for species such as
pollinators, and others. In grass practices, the perennial
grasses tend to crowd out the desired broadleaf plants, litter
accumulates and plant diversity declines. In tree practices,
thinning or pruning may be needed to improve tree growth or
enhancements needed in open areas to encourage plant diversity
These activities (as well as any treatment for weed control or
maintenance) must be completed outside of the primary nesting
season. In Logan County, the primary nesting season for a
contract is from April 15 through August 1. Any activities
completed during this time period may result in a contract
violation and payment reduction.
Filing CCC-941 Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) Certifications
Many producers have experienced delays in receiving Agriculture
Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments, Loan
Deficiency Payments (LDPs) and Market Gains on Marketing
Assistance Loans (MALs) because they have not filed form
CCC-941, Adjusted Gross Income Certification. LDPs will not be
paid until all eligible producers, including landowners who
share in the crop, have filed a valid CCC-941.
Producers without a valid CCC-941 certifying their compliance
with the average adjusted gross income provisions will not
receive payments that have been processed. All farm
operator/tenants/owners who have not filed a CCC-941 and have
pending payments should IMMEDIATELY file the form with their
recording county FSA office. Farm operators and tenants are
encouraged to ensure that their landowners have filed the form.
FSA will be issuing potential 2015 ARC/PLC payments in October.
FSA can accept the CCC-941 for 2015, 2016 and 2017. Unlike the
past, producers must have the CCC-941 certifying their AGI
compliance before any payments can be issued.
Report Farm Record Changes Now
Any producers wishing to change fields on FSA aerial maps to
more accurately reflect their farming operation should stop by
the office at this time in order for FSA staff to make the
changes necessary for crop year 2017.
Participants in any FSA programs are reminded to notify the
Logan County FSA when there is a change in operation or
ownership of a farm. Owners who have bought or sold land,
transferred land into a trust or other type of entity, or
operators that have added or dropped rented land from their
operation, must report these changes to the Logan County FSA as
soon as possible to ensure FSA's records are accurate. A copy of
the deed, sales document, recorded land contract for purchase of
property, or cash lease must be submitted to the office.
Updating farm record changes now will save time during contract
sign-up, as well as crop reporting. Please contact the Logan
County FSA staff at 217-735-5508 ext. 2 if you have questions.
Guaranteed Loan Program
FSA guaranteed loans allow lenders to provide agricultural
credit to farmers who do not meet the lender's normal
underwriting criteria. Farmers and ranchers apply for a
guaranteed loan through a lender, and the lender arranges for
the guarantee. FSA can guarantee up to 95 percent of the loss of
principal and interest on a loan. Guaranteed loans can be used
for both farm ownership and operating purposes.
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Guaranteed farm ownership loans can be used to purchase
farmland, construct or repair buildings, develop farmland to
promote soil and water conservation or to refinance debt.
Guaranteed operating loans can be used to purchase livestock,
farm equipment, feed, seed, fuel, farm chemicals, insurance and
other operating expenses.
FSA can guarantee farm ownership and operating loans up to
$1,399,000. Repayment terms vary depending on the type of loan,
collateral and the producer's ability to repay the loan.
Operating loans are normally repaid within seven years and farm
ownership loans are not to exceed 40 years.
Please contact your lender or local FSA farm loan office for
more information on guaranteed loans.
Please contact, John Peters, County Executive Director, at
217-735-5508 ext 2,
firstname.lastname@example.org or for Farm Loans, please
contact Tony Schmillen, Farm Loan Manager, at 217-735-5508 ext
Logan County FSA Office
1650 5th Street
Lincoln, IL, 62656
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Phone: 217-735-5508 ext. 2
Dennis Ramlow - Chairman
Tim Southerlan - Vice Chairman
Kenton Stoll - Member
Dorothy Gleason - Advisor
County Executive Director:
Mari Anne Komnick
Farm Loan Manager:
County Operations Trainee:
Next COC Meeting :
August 31, 2016
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