One Farmer’s Experience Applying For Tariff Aid

September 14, 2018 04:27 PM
 
The whole process took about five minutes and Johnson says there’s no need to bring production records into the office.

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.

 

Have you applied yet? Let us know about your experience in the comments below or send me an email alaca@farmjournal.com. 

 

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dave
prattsburgh, NY
9/15/2018 05:49 AM
 

  I cannot work give me my check welfare checks for farmers sad

 
 
Farmwife
Mount Carmel, IL
9/17/2018 05:44 AM
 

  I don't really see this as a handout. If someone does damage to your property, you expect him to make it right by paying to fix it himself or getting his insurance to do it. This program is still not going to make farmers whole, but will help fix some of the damage done to our bottom line. There are multiple perspectives.

 
 
NOT DAVE
Lawrence , KS
9/17/2018 10:34 AM
 

  I went and signed up just last week. I have never been to FSA office. I have been farming on my own for 4 years with a small amount of acreage (33) so I never really thought of FSA as being of help to me. I have beans this year and I did some quick math on the $.805 per BU and thought it would be worth my time. It took about 45 mins for me since I hadn't ever been in the program. All you have to do after certifying acreage is come back after harvest and write down your total BU and sign. I found that it was a lot easier than I thought it would be. It will help my bottom line and just trying to enjoy my little farm that has been in the family since 1882 and pass it to my kids to keep it going.

 
 
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