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FSA 2012 DCP, ACRE Sign Up Starts January 23
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"It is important for producers to begin the enrollment process," said Pfaff. "Annual contracts are required to be signed to receive program benefits. Producers are advised to contact the local office to set up appointments as soon as possible before the June 1, 2012, deadline."


Source: USDA Farm Services Agency

Contact: Greg Biba at 608-662-4422

 

FSA 2012 DCP/ACRE Sign Up Begins
January 23, 2012


Wisconsin
As planning preparations for crop season 2012 get underway, Brad Pfaff, Wisconsin Farm Service Agency's State Executive Director, reminds producers that enrollment for the 2012 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program will begin on January 23, 2012, and continue through June 1, 2012. This is the final year of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Farm Bill).

USDA computes DCP and ACRE direct payments using base acres and payment yields established for each farm. Payments will be issued in October to eligible producers at rates established by statute regardless of market prices.

"It is important for producers to begin the enrollment process," said Pfaff. "Annual contracts are required to be signed to receive program benefits. Producers are advised to contact the local office to set up appointments as soon as possible before the June 1, 2012, deadline."

All signatures must be obtained by the deadline for both the DCP and ACRE programs. In all cases, it is the responsibility of the operator and owners of a farm to obtain and submit all necessary signatures on election and enrollment forms by the June 1, 2012, deadline.

For more information or to schedule an appointment to enroll in the DCP/ACRE programs, please contact the local county FSA office or visit http://www.fsa.usda.gov.

Michigan
USDA Michigan Farm Service Agency (FSA) Christine White, State Executive Director reminds producers enrollment for Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program or the traditional Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) begins January 23 and runs through June 1.

"Farmers in Michigan who are interested in enrolling in these programs need to add this important deadline to their list of ‘must do’ jobs,” White said. "Producers should contact the local county office to set up appointments."

Annual contracts are required to be signed to receive program benefits. All signatures of producers receiving a share in DCP and ACRE payments are required by June 1, 2012.

For more information about DCP and ACRE programs or other FSA programs, contact your county FSA office and visit the state FSA website at: www.fsa.usda.gov/mi.