Farm Record Updates Ahead of 2019 Enrollments
Your Caldwell County FSA Staff would like to clean up our producer record database as we prepare for the 2019 crop year and a new Farm Bill. If you have any unreported change of address, zip code, phone number(s), email address, new entity, or 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, or a partial sale of land need to be reported to our office as well. Producers participating in FSA and NRCS programs are required to timely report changes in their farming operation to the county office in writing and update their CCC-902 Farm Operating Plan.
When changes in farm ownership or operation take place, a farm reconstitution may be necessary. The reconstitution--or recon--is the process of combining or dividing farms or tracts of land based on the farming operation.
Leasing a different farm also means verifying you are following a Conservation Compliance Plan on that farm. Please check to be certain a highly erodible determination has been made on the fields you are farming and that you are following the conservation plan on those fields. NRCS has a copy of the plans and can help you with updates for any changes in the conservation tillage, rotations, cover crop, etc. that you want to implement.
Additionally, please let the FSA staff know when your banking account information changes. You will need to complete a new Direct Deposit form before payments can be disbursed to your new account; it can be a lengthy process to correct a direct deposit sent to an inactive account.
We will be having producer meetings when we receive more information on how the new Farm Bill will affect current programs and what the signup deadlines will be. Please stay tuned.
If you have any updates or corrections, please let us know.
Debbie Clevenger, CED