Producers who file accurate and timely reports
for all crops and land uses, including failed and prevented
acreage, will avoid the potential loss of FSA program benefits.
Crop certification is a requirement to maintain program benefits
for several programs including CRP, ARC, PLC, Marketing
Assistance Loans and more! Please pay close attention to the
acreage reporting dates below.
July 15, 2017: Corn, Soybeans ,CRP, and all other spring-seeded
December 15, 2017: All fall seeded crops (Wheat), Hay and
Pasture (Alfalfa, Grass, Clover, etc.)
Does your farm have CRP on it?
Certification on the FSA-578 Report of Acreage also includes
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acreage certification. By
certifying CRP acreage on the FSA-578 you are certifying that
the CRP acres are in compliance and eligible to receive your
annual CRP payment. Make sure your CRP is in compliance prior to
crop certification to avoid noncompliance situations.
Noncompliance could result in the termination of the contract
and repayment of all monies received plus interest and
Failed & Prevented Planting Reporting
Failed Acreage: If you have a crop that has failed due to a
natural disaster, you must notify your crop insurance provider
and also file a FSA-576 (Notice of Loss) with your county FSA
office BEFORE destroying the crop to remain eligible for
Prevented Acreage: If you were prevented from planting a crop
due to a natural disaster, you must notify your crop insurance
provider and also file a FSA-576 (Notice of Loss) with your
county FSA office within 15 days of final planting date for that
crop. The final planting dates for Logan County are:
Corn – June 5th
Soybeans – June 20th
Producers must demonstrate the crop was intended
to be planted by providing the FSA office evidence such as seed
tickets and receipts.
Sonny Perdue Sworn in as 31st U.S. Secretary
Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the 31st U.S. Secretary of
Agriculture by fellow Georgian and Associate Justice of the U.S.
Supreme Court Clarence Thomas in a brief ceremony on April 25 at
the Supreme Court building.
Perdue grew up on a dairy and diversified row crop farm in
Bonaire, Georgia. Being uniquely qualified as a former farmer,
agribusinessman, veterinarian, state legislator and governor of
Georgia, he has experienced the agriculture industry from every
possible perspective throughout his life.
As secretary, Perdue says he will champion the concerns of
farmers, ranchers, foresters and producers, and will work
tirelessly to solve the issues facing our farm families.
Perdue’s policies as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture will be
guided by four principles which will inform his decisions.
First, he will maximize the ability of the men and women of
America’s agriculture and agribusiness sector to create jobs, to
produce and sell the foods and fiber that feed and clothe the
world, and to reap the earned reward of their labor. Second, he
will prioritize customer service every day for American
taxpayers and consumers. Third, as Americans expect a safe and
secure food supply, USDA will continue to serve in the critical
role of ensuring the food we put on the table to feed our
families meets the strict safety standards we’ve established.
And fourth, Perdue will always remember that America’s
agricultural bounty comes directly from the land.
For more information about Secretary Perdue, visit
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Communication is Key in Lending
Farm Service Agency (FSA) is committed to providing our farm
loan borrowers the tools necessary to be a success. A part of
ensuring this success is providing guidance and counsel from the
loan application process through the borrower’s graduation to
commercial lending institutions. While it is FSA’s commitment to
advise borrowers as they identify goals and evaluate progress,
it is crucial for borrowers to communicate with their farm loan
staff when changes occur. It is the borrower’s responsibility to
alert FSA to any of the following:
- Any proposed or significant changes in the
- Any significant changes to family income or
- The development of problem situations;
- Any losses or proposed significant changes in
In addition, if a farm loan borrower cannot make
payments to suppliers, other creditors, or FSA on time, contact
Tony Schmillen at 217-735-5508 extension 2, to discuss loan
servicing options. For more information on FSA farm loan
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 - Member
Tim Southerlan - Chairman
Kenton Stoll - Vice - Chairman
Dorothy Gleason - Advisor
County Executive Director:
Mari Anne Komnick
Farm Loan Manager:
County Operations Trainee:
Next COC Meeting :
Persons with disabilities who
require accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting
should contact John Peters at 217-735-5508 extension 2 or
Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.
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).