FSA Notes

FSA Notes
Disaster Signup Now Includes Crop Year 2007

Eligible owners and operators can begin to sign-up for the Crop Disaster Program (CDP) for crop year 2007. South Dakota has processed over $78 million in CDP payments.

CDP provides benefits to farmers who suffered quantity and quality losses to 2005, 2006, or 2007 crops from natural disasters if the crop was planted or prevented from being planted. Producers who incurred qualifying crop losses in 2005, 2006 and/or 2007 must choose only one year to receive benefits.

Producers may apply for benefits for losses to multiple commodities as long as the losses occurred in the same crop year. Only producers who obtained crop insurance coverage or coverage under the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) for the year of loss will be eligible for CDP benefits. Producers must have suffered quantity losses in excess of 35 percent to be eligible for CDP.

Please call (605) 624-7060, Ext. 2 the Clay County FSA office for more details or to schedule an appointment.

CCC-1099G & Customer Financial Statement

If you received any payments or made any refunds to our office in 2007, you will be receiving a CCC-1099G form in the mail from Kansas City. Please be patient.

January signals the beginning of a new year, and a time to gather financial records and start thinking about filling out an IRS-1040. Producers who have signed up for a USDA eAuthentication Level 2 account will be able to access their farm data via their Customer Statement.

The Customer Statement puts a range of USDA services and programs into a single report that's at your fingertips and available online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

It allows USDA customers to view their participation, application and payment status in various commodity and conservation programs; information on farm loans; and conservation plan and land unit information.

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