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DCP program sign-ups continue until June 1

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By The Staff

Jeffery S. Hall, FSA State Executive Director, reminded farmers that enrollment for the 2009 Direct and Counter-cyclical Payment (DCP) Program for farms with base acres began on Dec. 22 both online and at local FSA Service Centers. Sign-up will continue until June 1, 2009. The June 1 deadline is mandatory for all participants. USDA will not accept any late-filed applications.

For 2009, eligible producers may request to receive advance direct payments based on 22 percent of the direct payment for each commodity associated with the farm. Counter-cyclical payment rates vary depending on market prices.

Producers who are eligible for the DCP Program will also be eligible to enroll in the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program. The enrollment period for the ACRE Program will begin in the spring. Producers may first enroll in the DCP Program, elect to receive advance direct payments and then later modify their enrollment to include the ACRE program, or they may wait and elect to enroll in DCP and ACRE. Once enrolled in ACRE, the farm shall be enrolled for that initial crop year and will remain in ACRE through the 2012 crop year.

Producers can enroll in 2009 DCP at their local FSA office through June 1, 2009.