The Richmond Register

March 19, 2013

Farm Service agency announces important program updates

DCP and ACRE Sign-Up

By Brandon Sears
Extension Agent

MADISON COUNTY — Farm Service Agency reminds producers DCP and ACRE Sign-Up started Feb. 19. The sign-up will end June 3.

The 2013 DCP and ACRE (Grain) program provisions are unchanged for 2012, except that all eligible participants in 2013 may choose to enroll in either DCP or Acre for the 2013 crop year.

Grain Base Holders may stop by the FSA office and sign their 2013 Grain Contract.

If you have questions, call 624-1980, FSA’s website www.fsa.usda.gov, or visit the Farm Service Agency.

All dairy producers’ MILC contracts are automatically extended to Sept. 30.

Eligible producers therefore do not need to re-enroll MILC. Details regarding certain modifications to MILC will be released soon.

Phase I board meeting Thursday

The Madison County Phase I Board will meet 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at  at the Madison County Extension Office. This meeting is open to the public.

Backyard poultry production basics and egg marketing update

If you are interested in starting your own flock, or own poultry and just want to learn more, mark your calendar for 6 p.m. Monday, March 2, for an informational update at the Madison County Extension Office, 230 Duncannon Lane, Richmond.

UK Extension Poultry Specialist, Dr. Jacquie Jacob will cover feeding, health, housing, breed selection and egg marketing for the small flock/backyard poultry owner.

Parents, bring your interested children to learn more about poultry with the Madison County 4-H Poultry Pals Club.

The club will have hands on learning opportunities and information for any youth between ages 9 and 19 interested in joining. Call 623-4072 to let us know you plan to attend so that we have enough printed materials to hand out.

Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.