The 2004 burley tobacco marketing cards will be mailed on October 29th. If you do not receive your card, there may be a need to designate leased in pounds. This must be done in our office. Also if the sale designation on your card is incorrect, you must designate to the new location. The next period to do both of these is Nov. 1-5. It takes approximately two weeks to process the new card. If you have any questions, call (859) 236-4062, but designations require a visit to our office.
The Farm Service Agency provides loan deficiency payments to maintain a floor price for commodities in times of sub-standard market levels. LDP rates change daily and are determined by the difference between the posted county price and the established loan rate.
FSA's electronic loan deficiency payment service is an Internet-based service allowing producers to request LDP's online and in most cases receive approval and payment by direct deposit within 48 hours. eLDP's are available to eligible producers in all 50 states and are offered as an additional option to producers requesting an LDP. LDP benefits are still available at the local FSA county office. However, eLDP services provide greater flexibility to producers who conduct business online. Grain taken directly to an elevator during harvest must be covered, before harvest, by a field direct CCC-709 to be eligible for an LDP. The CCC-709 is also required for grain being chopped or fed to livestock. Farm stored grain is eligible for the LDP rate in effect on the day the producer files the form CCC-633 LDP. The CCC-633 can be a self-certification or based on a paid measurement service conducted by FSA staff.