USDA Missouri Farm Service Agency Executive Director Mark Cadle 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 Monday, Sept. 16.
Producers are reminded 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 Monday, 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 producers share of the crop(s) that were originally approved on the contract.
Failure to report a succession-in-interest can result in contract termination and a loss of program benefits for all producers involved.
Further information on DCP is available at local FSA offices or on FSAs DCP website at: www.fsa.usda.gov/dcp.