Local farm briefs

April 27, 2004

Farm Service Agency

Sign up for the 2004 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program will end June 1. Eligible farms are those for which small grains, corn, soybean, or grain sorghum bases were established in 2002.

Reporting of these corps, whether planted or not, are a requirement in order for payment to be made. The crop reporting deadline for small grains is May 31 and all other crops is July 15.

Also if you have purchased a farm, bring a copy of your deed to the Farm Service Office so that we may update our records. Recording a deed at the courthouse does not make changes in the FSA office.


Hours at the Boyle County FSA are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone: (859) 236-4062, ext. 2.

Any person who is convicted under federal or state law of a controlled substance violation could be ineligible for USDA payments or benefits. Violations include planting, harvesting or growing a prohibited plant. Prohibited plants include marijuana, opium poppies and other drug producing plants.

Boyle County Conservation District

"The Living Soil" is the theme for the 2004 Soil Stewardship Week, with a quote from Thomas Jefferson of "civilization itself rests upon the soil."

The annual observance is celebrated during the last week in April and the first week in May as a reminder of individual responsibility to care for the soil and water resources on which we depend. Soil Stewardship Week is sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts.

Educational materials for churches of all denominations are developed and distributed free by the local districts. For 48 years, almost every county in America has contributed by distributing the information.

For more information, contact your local conservation district. Boyle County Conservation District can be reached at (859) 238-7461, ext. 3.

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