The staff at the Logan County FSA Office extends a huge THANK
YOU to all who have shown their patience and cooperation during
the 2019 ARC/PLC enrollment period as well as the General CRP
I want to personally thank my staff for their commitment and
countless hours spent away from their homes and families nearly
every night and weekend to meet this deadline.
The Deadline to enroll is March 16, 2020!
Farm Program Election Options:
1. Price Loss Coverage Program PLC
2. Ag Risk Coverage Program County ARC-CO
3. Ag Risk Coverage Program Individual ARC-INDIVIDUAL
ARC provides income support payments on historical base acres
when actual crop revenue falls below a specified guaranteed
level. PLC provides income support payments on historical base
acres when the effective price for a covered commodity falls
below its reference price.
March 16th will be here before we know it! (Only 7 Work Days!!!)
If no program election is made for the 2019 ARC/PLC program, the
farm will default to the previous program elections and 2019
producers will not be eligible to receive payments, if they
Please contact the office at (217) 735-5508 as soon as possible
to complete your 2019 Election and Enrollment.
Continuous Signup for Conservation Reserve
Program Going On Now
USDA opened signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) on
December 9, 2019. Signup for Continuous CRP is ongoing.
Farmers and ranchers who enroll in CRP receive a yearly rental
payment for voluntarily establishing long-term,
resource-conserving plant species, such as approved grasses or
trees (known as covers) to control soil erosion, improve water
quality and develop wildlife habitat on marginally productive
CRP has 22 million acres enrolled, but the 2018 Farm Bill lifted
the cap to 27 million acres. This means farmers and ranchers
have a chance to enroll in CRP for the first time or continue
their participation for another term. By enrolling in CRP,
producers are improving water quality, reducing soil erosion,
and restoring habitat for wildlife. This in turn spurs hunting,
fishing, recreation, tourism, and other economic development
across rural America.
While some practices under SAFE will remain available through
continuous signup, CRP continuous signup will focus primarily on
water quality with the Clean Lakes, Estuaries, and Rivers
(CLEAR) Initiative. The 2018 Farm Bill prioritizes water quality
practices such as contour grass strips, filter strips, riparian
buffers, wetlands and a new prairie strip.
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CRP Rates and Payments
FSA recently posted updated soil rental rates for CRP. County
average rates are posted on the CRP Statistics webpage. Soil rental
rates are statutorily prorated at 90 percent for continuous signup.
The rental rates will be assessed annually. Under continuous signup,
producers also receive incentives, including a signup incentive
payment and a practice incentive payment.
To enroll in CRP, contact your local FSA county office or visit
fsa.usda.gov/crp. To locate your local FSA office, visit farmers.gov/service-locator.
Dates to Remember
March 16, 2020: Deadline for election/enrollment for ARC/PLC 2019
March 31,2020: Final date to request a 2019 Market Assistance Loan
May 31,2020: Final date to request 2019 Market Assistance Loan for
Corn and Soybeans
June 30, 2020: Deadline for enrollment ACR/PLC 2020 crop year.
July 15, 2020: Deadline for certification of planted Crops
Sept 30,2020: Deadline to update 2020 PLC yields
Ongoing: CRP Continuous Signup
Ongoing: Update your Farm Records.
Logan County FSA Office
1650 5th St
Lincoln, IL 62656
Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Acting County Executive Director:
Farm Loan Officer:
Tim Southerlan - Chairman
Kenton Stoll- Vice Chairman
Dennis Ramlow - Member
Kathy Wilham - Advisor
Next County Committee Meeting: April 2, 2020
Persons with disabilities who require
accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting should
contact James Woodley at 217-735-5508 extension 2 or Federal Relay
Service at 1-800-877-8339.