’12 DCP/ACRE Enrollment Begins Jan. 23
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that enrollment for the ’12 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program and Average Crop Revenue Election program will begin Jan. 23, ’12. The agency said signup is beginning later than normal to provide FSA offices with an opportunity to process ’10 crop Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program applications and finalize supplemental agricultural disaster assistance programs but because the ’08 farm law does not authorize advance direct payments for ’12, there is no incentive for producers to sign up early.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Farm Service Agency
Washington, DC 20250
For: State and County Offices
Beginning of 2012 DCP and ACRE Enrollment
Approved by: Acting Deputy Administrator, Farm Programs
7 CFR § 1412.41 and 1412.72 provide the timeline for enrolling in DCP and ACRE.
Generally, enrollment has begun October 1 for DCP and ACRE contracts.
As required in the 2008 Farm Bill, there are no 2012 advance direct payments for DCP and ACRE.
This notice informs State and County Offices that enrollment for 2012 DCP and ACRE will begin on January 23, 2012.
2 DCP and ACRE Enrollment, ACRE Election, and Action
The beginning enrollment date for 2012 DCP and ACRE will begin on January 23, 2012, for the following reasons:
to allow County Office employees time to begin signup of 2010 SURE
to allow County Office employees time to finalize supplemental agricultural disaster assistance programs
because there are no advance direct payments for 2012, there is not an incentive for producers to enroll early.
B ACRE Election
2012 ACRE elections (CCC-509 ACRE) may be made any time before June 1, 2012.
All employees shall use all available means to inform producers of the contents of this notice.
March 1, 2012
State Offices; State Offices relay to County Offices