USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) South Dakota State Executive Director Craig Schaunaman encourages farmers and ranchers to enroll in the 2013 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program (DCP) or the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE) before the June 3, 2013 deadline.
“We understand that producers are busy planting this spring, but they can’t forget to visit their county office and sign up for DCP or ACRE,” said Schaunaman. “Just as farmers and ranchers plan their spring plantings, producers should plan to schedule an appointment to visit their USDA Service Center at the earliest possible time. It’s best to set up an appointment now rather than wait until the day before the deadline,” advised Schaunaman.
The sign-up for both programs began Feb. 19, 2013. The deadline to sign up for ACRE is June 3, 2013. The DCP sign up period ends Aug. 2, 2013.
The 2013 DCP and ACRE program provisions are unchanged from 2012, except that all eligible participants in 2013 may choose to enroll in either DCP or ACRE for the 2013 crop year. This means that eligible producers who were enrolled in ACRE in 2012 may elect to enroll in DCP in 2013, or may re-enroll in ACRE in 2013 (and vice versa).Share