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INDIANAPOLIS â€” Julia A. Wickard, executive director of the U.S. Department of Agricultureâ€™s (USDA) Indiana Farm Service Agency (FSA) is reminding producers that signup to enroll in the 2012 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) or Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) begins today and runs through June 1.
â€śIt is critic al for producers to begin the enrollment process as soon as possible. The 2012 signup period is a shorter time frame than in previous years,â€ť said Wickard in a news release. â€śI encourage Indiana producers to contact their local offices and set up an appointment for DCP and ACRE enrollment as soon as possible to avoid missing the deadline.â€ť
According to Wickard, over 100,000 Indiana farms were enrolled in the DCP and ACRE programs in 2011.
For more information about the DCP or ACRE programs, visit the local FSA county office or go to www.fsa.usda.gov.
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