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Lyon County producers reminded of approaching deadlines

West Lyon Herald of Inwood, Iowa

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Rock Rapids, Iowa - Carol Groen, county executive director of USDA's Farm Service Agency for Lyon County reminds producers that some farm program deadlines are fast approaching. June 3, 2013, is the deadline for enrolling in the 2013 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program.The final date for the 2011 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE) is June 7, 2013. These are statutory deadlines for all participants in these programs.

"Farmers are finally in the field and deadlines are fast approaching. It is important that producers sign up or submit needed program documents timely, "said Groen.

For the 2013 program year, all eligible participants may choose to enroll in either DCP or ACRE. This means that eligible producers who were enrolled in ACRE in 2012 may elect to enroll in DCP in 2013 or re-enroll in ACRE in 2013. Likewise producers who were enrolled in DCP may enroll into ACRE for the first time in 2013. The deadline for enrollment into DCP is Aug. 2, 2013.

The Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE) which provides benefits for farm revenue losses has a June 7, 2013 deadline. Losses due to natural disasters that occurred during the 2011 crop year may be eligible for this sign up. For 2011 in Lyon County SURE is available to eligible producers on: Any farm in which, for the crop year, the actual production on the farm because of disaster-related conditions is 50 percent or less than normal production of the farm.

For more information contact the Lyon County Farm Service Agency at phone number: 712-472-3774 extension 2.

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Original Publication Date: June 5, 2013

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