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USDA extends deadlines for 2010 ACRE certification

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Kentucky USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director SED John McCauley announces that the 2010 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) production certification deadline has been extended to Sept. 1, 2011.
Note: The dealine has not been extended for agricultural producers to participate in FSA’s Direct and Counter Cyclical Program or the Average Crop Revenue Election Program during the 2011 crop year. Applications must be submitted by June 1 to be eligible for the 2011 program.
Producers who participate in the ACRE program receive revenue-based payments as an alternative to receiving price-based counter-cyclical (CC) payments.
“The original July 15, 2011 deadline was extended to Sept. 1, 2011, due to the large workload that many county offices are experiencing,” said McCauley. “The extension applies to reporting the farm benchmark yields for 2005 through 2009 and the actual farm yield for 2010,” he said.
Because of the extended deadline, FSA county offices will not be authorized to use a late-file register - meaning no ACRE production certifications will be accepted beyond the Sept. 1, 2011 date.
For questions regarding ACRE certification, contact the Farm Service Agency at 234-2646.