|FSA announces deadlines|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Most of the producers in Phillips County have already signed up in the DCP/Acre program. For those who haven’t, and are still wanting to do so, contact the county office immediately. The deadline to sign up is June 1, and due to other workload in the office, appointment times are very limited.
The Phillips County FSA office will be taking acreage reports on 2012 planted crops by appointments again this year. They have scheduled appointments for operators on all farms administrated in the county and will be sending out “blue” appointment cards on May 15 with scheduled appointments.
When producers get their cards, they are encouraged to make note of the appointment date and time.
FSA asks that farmers do their best to keep and make the appointment, but they understand conflicts do exist. If a conflict arises with the scheduled date and time, call the county office immediately to reschedule the appointment. Appointment dates and times are very limited so rescheduling should be be kept to a minimum.
The deadline to report acreage is July 15.
Every year the FSA holds an election in the fall for one of the county committee members. Local Administrative Area 2 (LAA 2) is the area where the election will be held this year. Sonia Hubbard is the member from that area.
Nomination forms will be mailed out around June 1 to eligible voters in that area. Nominations for someone from that area may be made by filling out the form and returning it to the county office before Aug. 1. Once nominations close, the eligible voters in that area will be mailed ballots later in the fall to utilize during the voting process.
The Phillips County FSA office may be contacted by calling 854-2812.
Holyoke Enterprise May 10, 2012