Hi, Producers! First of all, We want to send a huge THANK YOU to you all for making this another banner year for cost-share sign up! We’re continuing to set records and we couldn’t do that without you all!
As a reminder, here are some dates to keep in mind:
October 12 : LAST planting day to qualify for payment on Crimson Clover cover crop
October 26 : LAST planting day to qualify for payment on Legume cover crops
November 10 : LAST planting day to qualify for EARLY cover crop payment rate
ALSO : Last planting day to qualify for HARVESTABLE cover crop payment rate
November 30 : LAST planting day to qualify for ANY cover crop payment, at a reduced rate
December 1 : Deadline to file paperwork to request an equipment tax credit
December 15 : ANY and ALL changes to cover crop MUST be reported to the District – not FSA
PLEASE make sure you report your cover crop planting to us as soon as you are able to. Failing to let us know what you planted may result in an incorrect payment for you.
As crazy as it seems, it’s already time to start looking ahead to next year. We’ll be performing spot checks beginning in the winter. Some more dates for you to keep in mind are :
March 1 : Nutrients may be applied
March 15 : Cover crop burn down begins (unless you’ve signed up for the May 1 bonus payment)
Harvestable cover crop may be harvested
Nutrient Management Plans are DUE to Sarah in the office no later than March 15
Your payment WILL be a direct reflection of the Nutrient Management Plan you have on file with the District as of March 15, 2024.
May 1 : Cover crop left for bonus payment ($10/acre) can be burned down
June 1 : ALL cover crop must be burned down
Thank you all for your continued support and your ongoing stewardship efforts. We look forward to continuing to work with you all! We’re always available to help with any questions or issues you may have come up.
Waring Baylor : 804-445-5282
Sarah Cole : 804-445-5388