Pella Chronicle

Local News

May 23, 2013

County producers reminded of deadlines

Angela Vos, County Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency for Marion County, reminds producers that some farm program deadlines are fast approaching. June 3, 2013, is the deadline for enrolling in the 2013 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program and the final date to apply for the 2011 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE) is June 7, 2013. May 31, 2013 is the final loan availability date for corn, grain sorghum, and soybeans. These are statutory deadlines for all participants in these programs.

“Farmers are finally in the field and deadlines are fast approaching. It is important that producers sign up or submit needed program documents timely,” said Vos.

For the 2013 program year, all eligible participants may choose to enroll in either DCP or ACRE. This means that eligible producers who were enrolled in ACRE in 2012 may elect to enroll in DCP in 2013 or re-enroll in ACRE in 2013. Likewise, producers who were enrolled in DCP may enroll into ACRE for the first time in 2013. The deadline for enrollment into DCP is August 2, 2013.

All signatures of producers receiving a share in ACRE payments are required by the June 3, 2013, deadline. For new participants into ACRE for the first time in 2013, an election must also be completed before June 3, 2013. If a farm has been previously enrolled in ACRE, producers must still complete the annual enrollment process by the June 3 deadline.

The Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE) which provides benefits for farm revenue losses has a June 7, 2013 deadline. Losses due to natural disasters that occurred during the 2011 crop year may be eligible for this sign up. SURE is available to eligible producers on:

-Farms in counties with Secretarial disaster declarations, including contiguous counties, that have incurred crop production or quality losses, or both, and includes all crops grown by a producer nationwide, except grazed crops.

-Any farm in which, for the crop year, the actual production on the farm because of disaster-related conditions is 50 percent or less than normal production of the farm.

May 31, 2013 marks the final day to apply for short-term financing that is available by obtaining commodity loans for the 2012 crops. These nine-month loans provide low interest loans for the crop that is stored either on the farm or in the warehouse.

For more information about these and other programs administered by FSA, please contact the Marion County FSA office at 641-842-3168. Information can also be obtained online at http://www.fsa.usda.gov.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 93.jpg Pella Community Calendar of Events

    June 25 - Aug. 2

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Republicans.jpg Republicans to hold events
    The Marion County Republicans are holding events in Knoxville and Pella Saturday, July 26. 

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fawn.jpg Marion County photo contest winners

    Winners of the 2014 Marion County Photo Contest were announced at the Marion County Fair. 

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Military Retiree Appreciation Day Aug. 28 near Pella A military Retiree Appreciation Day will be held Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Prairie Meadows Race Track and Casino in Altoona, Iowa. Retirees from all branches of the armed forces and their family members are eligible to attend. The event will run from

    July 22, 2014

  • Logo for story Nurses flourish at PRHC with Pathway to Excellence Pella Regional Health Center has again achieved Pathway to Excellence® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Pathway to Excellence recognition is earned by health care organizations nationwide that create work environments wh

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lake Red Rock Programs for July 25-30 There’s always something happening at Lake Red Rock! Check out these upcoming programs: July 25 - “Thief in the Night” - 7:00 p.m. - Howell Station CampgroundProblem: A critter of the night consistently raises havoc with backyard bird feeders. Action

    July 22, 2014

  • USDA's NRCS wetland compliance listening session set for July 28 USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will host a listening session on Monday, July 28, to seek comments on proposed changes to wetland compliance provisions. The session will be at Ankeny Fire Station #1, 120 NW Ash Drive, from 1 p.m.

    July 22, 2014

  • Pella Runway Rehabilitation Project continues along The Pella City Council, during last week’s meeting, approved a resolution, following a public hearing on the matter, for plans, specifications, form of contract, receiving bids, making award of contract to TK Concrete, and issuing notice to proceed a

    July 22, 2014

  • Photo contest winners named Winners of the 2014 Marion County Photo Contest were announced last week at the Marion County Fair. The annual Contest is sponsored by Marion County Extension & Outreach and the Marion County Development commission (MCDC). This year nearly 300 photos

    July 22, 2014

  • Bloom pic 1 Pella blooms for judges, now waits for results Last week (July 14-15), America in Bloom volunteer judges Bruce Riggs (New York) and Leslie Pittenger (Ohio) visited Pella. In preparation for the visit the City of Pella’s Community Services Department prepared a tour route for the judges that cover

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

Features
Facebook
AP Video
Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Obituaries