Chris Johnson grows corn, soybeans, and wheat near Great Bend, North Dakota. At the beginning of the month, Johnson went to his local FSA to apply for tariff aid.
Here’s how it went:
- Go to FSA and request form CCC-910
- Fill out name, address, cell number
- "Certify" your harvested bushels
- Sign and date
- FSA employee will date stamp
The whole process took about five minutes and Johnson says there’s no need to bring production records into the office.
“In fact, they would not take mine,” Johnson says. “The yields must ‘reasonable’ (Their terminology.) If you get spot checked then at that point you will need to bring in paperwork to prove your production.”
Johnson was pleased to find out that producers can sign up for wheat, corn, soybeans, hogs etc. at different times.
“There is no need to wait until ALL crops are harvested to complete the form,” he says.
However, there is an application deadline of January 15, 2019.
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