USDA Farm Service Agency will be issuing 2012 payments in early October for the Direct and Counter Cyclical Program, Average Crop Revenue Election Program and the Conservation Reserve Program. Producers will receive a transaction statement from the FSA Kansas City Office detailing payments issued for these programs.
Conservation Reserve Program annual rental payments were expected to be issued in early Oct. The CRP program provides annual payments to landowners that voluntarily convert cropland to a conservation use such as a filter strip, grass seeding, tree planting or wildlife habitat. CRP participants should check bank accounts this week to verify their rental payment has been received.
Most crop producers in Seneca County participate in the 2012 Direct and Counter Cyclical Program or Average Crop Revenue Election Program. These programs provide direct payments to producers using the crop base acres and yields on the farm. Payment rates for 2012 are 52 cents per bushel for wheat, 44 cents for soybeans and 28 cents for corn.
These rates are reduced by 20 percent for producers enrolled in the Average Crop Revenue Election program. In past years, producers received an "advance direct payment"; however, for 2012 no advance payments were authorized so the total payment is scheduled to be issued next week. Producers participating should check their accounts that week to verify their payments were received.
For more information concerning CRP, DCP, ACRE or other Farm Service Agency programs, contact the Seneca County Farm Service Agency at (419) 447-7071, ext. 2, or visit www.fsa.usda.gov/pas.