CRP Disaster program sign-up ends February 27

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently announced the sign-up period for the 2005-2007 Crop Disaster Program (CDP) will end February 27.

According to Robert Helmer, county executive director in the Evangeline Parish FSA Office, “The ending date of February 27, applies to the receipt of a signed and completed FSA-840 application along with all supporting documentation and required forms at the applicable Parish FSA Office.” Sign-up information and required forms are available at all FSA offices. Late-filed applications will not be approved after the February 27 deadline.

Helmer explained all application determinations will be made by March 27.

For further information about the Crop Disaster Program and the sign-up deadline, interested producers may contact the Evangeline Parish FSA Office located at 205 Court Street, Ville Platte, or telephone the office at 363-6602 ext. two, or visit FSA’s website at http://www.fsa.usda.gov.

If you believed you have been discriminated against, you can file a complaint, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6832 (TDD).

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