FSA Prepares to Issue CRP, DCP Payments
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 10/05/2012
Wisconsin Farm Service Agency Director Brad Pfaff announced that his agency will issue Conservation Reserve Program and Direct and Counter-cyclical Program payments during the first few weeks of October.
"FSA will issue the payments timely as long as all producer eligibility requirements are met," said Pfaff.
As of September 2012, Wisconsin has 368,000 acres enrolled in CRP and participants will be receiving a total of $30.7 million in rental payments. 2012 DCP payments should be released next week.
"Producers who were affected by county office consolidations will not experience payment delays of this nature," said Pfaff. "All county office payments, regardless of consolidations, will be generated at the same time as long as all other eligibility requirements are met," he said.
CRP and DCP payments could be affected if producers have not submitted the required Adjusted Gross Income forms. Affected producers will need to submit the proper AGI forms before payments can be issued. In addition, producers who signed up for CRP emergency haying and grazing and did not pay in
advance will notice that their annual rental payment was reduced by the acreage that was hayed or grazed.