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2012 DCP/ACRE Sign Up Begins Jan. 23

SAINT PAUL, Minn., - USDA Minnesota Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Linda Hennen reminds producers enrollment for Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program or the traditional Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) begins January 23 and runs through June 1.

"Farmers in Minnesota who are interested in enrolling in these programs need to add this important deadline to their list of 'must do' jobs," Hennen said. "Producers should contact the local county office to set up appointments."

Annual contracts are required to be signed to receive program benefits. All signatures of producers receiving a share in DCP and ACRE payments are required by June 1, 2012.

For more information about DCP and ACRE programs or other FSA programs, contact your county FSA office and visit the state FSA website at: