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Farm agency reminds producers of deadlines for DCP program

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Kentucky USDA Farm Service Agency Executive Director SED John W. McCauley reminds producers of two important direct and counter-cyclical program deadlines this month.
Producers who have either not yet enrolled in DCP or have not yet signed their DCP contracts must do so by close of business Sept.16. Contracts filed after this date will be elevated from the county office to the state office and will require State Committee action.
“It’s easy to get distracted during the harried harvest season, but producers should be careful not to let their DCP contracts and other important FSA business slip through the cracks,” McCauley said.
Additionally, McCauley reminds producers that any succession-in-interest changes made to an operation that affect interest in base acres since the current DCP contract on file was signed, must be reported to the local FSA office by close of business Sept. 30.
Changes that qualify as a succession-in-interest include:
• Sale of land change of operator or producer, including an increase or decrease in the number of partners foreclosure, bankruptcy or involuntary loss of the farm change in producer shares to reflect changes in the producer’s share of the crop(s) that were originally approved on the contract.
Further information on DCP is available at local FSA offices or on FSA’s DCP website at: www.fsa.usda.gov/dcp.