Logan County FSA News Bulletin

November 2012

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2012 ACRE Production Reporting Requirement

Although the passing of a new Farm Bill is still up in the air, producers enrolled in the ACRE Program must still certify NET BUSHEL production for 2012 by July 15th, 2013.  The ACRE 658 forms are ready to be filled out at the Logan County FSA Office.

New Crop Acreage Reporting Dates

Producers are reminded that new acreage reporting dates are in effect for the 2013 crop year.  Filing an accurate and timely acreage report for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage, can prevent the loss of FSA program benefits. Prevented planted acreage must be reported no later than 15 calendar days after the final planting date for the applicable crop.  Failed acreage must be filed before disposition of the crop.

The following acreage reporting dates are for both FSA and Risk Management Agency (RMA) purposes: 

  • December 15, 2012 – Fall seeded small grains (such as barley, rye, and wheat) and perennial forage.
  • January 2, 2013 – Honey
  • January 15, 2013 – Perennial fruits, such as, apples, peaches, nectarines, pears, plums, strawberries, grapes, etc.
  • July 15, 2013 –Spring cabbage, corn, grain sorghum, green peas, hybrid seed corn, spring oats, popcorn, processing beans, pumpkins, soybeans, sweet corn, and all other crops.

Keep Your Records Updated

FSA is cleaning up our producer record database. If you have any unreported changes, for example, address, zip code, an incorrect name or business name, on file they need to be reported to our office. Changes in your farm operation, like the addition of a farm by lease or purchase, need to be reported to our office as well.

Farm Loans - Increased Guaranteed Loan Limit

The Farm Service Agency has announced that the loan limit for the Guaranteed Loan Program increased to $1,302,000 on October 1, 2012. The limit is adjusted annually based on data compiled by the National Agricultural Statistics Service. 

The lending limit increases every year according to an inflation index. The maximum combined guaranteed and direct farm loan indebtedness was increased to $1,602,000.

As a reminder, the one-time loan origination fee charged on FSA Guaranteed Farm Ownership and Operating loans is 1.5 percent of the guaranteed portion of the loan.

Happy Thanksgiving


The Logan County FSA office wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!  As always, if you have any questions regarding any of these topics please contact the Logan County FSA office at 217-735-5508 ext. 2.

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