USDA's Farm Service Agency reminds farmers and landowners that they have until Tuesday, June 1, to sign up for the 2010 Direct and Countercyclical Program and the Average Crop Revenue Election Program. More than 75% of an expected 1.7 million farmers have already enrolled.
"Producers must be aware of these deadlines and take action," says Jonathan Coppess, FSA administrator.
USDA calculates DCP payments using base acres and payment yields established for each farm. Farms with base acres are eligible for DCP. Eligible producers receive direct payments at rates established by the 2009 Food, Conservation and Energy Act.