Farmers have until Sept. 30 to sign up for the Kansas USDA Farm Service Agency's 2008 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program, a program designed to provide support counter to the cycle of market prices as part of a "safety net" in the event of low crop prices.
Payments are computed based on base acres and payment yields established for each farm. Advanced payments may be requested.
Farms with base acres of 10 acres or less will not receive direct or counter-cyclical payments, unless the farm is wholly owned by socially disadvantaged or limited resource farmers or ranchers.
For more information about FCP or other agency programs, contact the agency's Douglas County office at 843-4260.