Columbia-Union County FSA Updates for May 2018

May 2018

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Duval-Baker-Nassau County FSA Updates

Columbia-Union County FSA Office

2304 SW Main Blvd Suite 103
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone:  386-752-8447
Fax:  855-485-0087  

County Executive Director:
Hugh Hunter

Farm Loan Manager:
Jim Boyd
Phone:  352-372-4668

Program Technician:
Jenny Morrison, PT

County Commmittee:
Ross Terry, Chairperson
Alan Courson, Vice-Chairperson
Joshua Smith, Member
Aldine Feagle, Member
Charlie Crawford, Member
Liesbeth Schmidt, Member
Walter Rentz, Advisor

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Next County Committee Meeting: 
Thursday, May 31, 2108 at 8:30 a.m.

From the Desk of Hugh Hunter, CED

I know everyone is busy in the fields.  Just a friendly reminder, in order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline. 

Filing CCC-941 Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) Certifications

Many producers have experienced delays in receiving Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments, Loan Deficiency Payments (LDPs) and Market Gains on Marketing Assistance Loans (MALs) because they have not filed form CCC-941, Adjusted Gross Income Certification. LDPs will not be paid until all eligible producers, including landowners who share in the crop, have filed a valid CCC-941. 

Producers without a valid CCC-941 certifying their compliance with the average adjusted gross income provisions will not receive payments that have been processed. All farm operator/tenants/owners who have not filed a CCC-941 and have pending payments should IMMEDIATELY file the form with their recording county FSA office. Farm operators and tenants are encouraged to ensure that their landowners have filed the form.

FSA can accept the CCC-941 for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Unlike the past, producers must have the CCC-941 certifying their AGI compliance before any payments can be issued.