NASCOE Program Submission Response: CARS & FSA-578s

ISSUE:

It would be extremely helpful to the county office if we could have a section on the 578 that lists the Producer’s share of the acres.  For example, John Doe has 2 farms, Farm 1 @ 100 acres and it is 100% his.  Farm 2 @ 250 acres, but it is on a 50/50 share.  This year, John Doe plants all of his acres to corn.  On the 578 it lists 350 acres of corn.  But John’s share is 225 acres. 

FACTS:

I’m not sure if there are any facts other than CARS does not generate a report or 578 that lists the producer’s share of the acres he/she farms.  But MFP and other programs are calculating the producer’s share of the acres. 

SOLUTION:

Update CARS to have a report of the producer’s share of the acres by crop he/she farms and list the producer’s share of the acres by crop on the FSA-578. 

WDC Response:

I believe this can be accomplish using the EDW producer crop detail report.  This is not a canned report so the user will need to export the data and query information for the specific producer.

NASCOE Program Submission Response: Acreage Reporting in CARS

ISSUE:

I absolutely love the auto populated initials on the 578, but I had an incident this morning where my producer spilled his Dr. Pepper on the farm folder after it was signed. I went in to the software to print a new 578 to resign the one that took place of the destroyed copy. When I went to print without revising, it put my initials down as a revision.

FACTS:

All revisions have to be documented in the COC minutes according to 2-CP. When initials are placed on a 578 as a revision, it will make it look like an erroneous revision.

SOLUTION:

Adjust the CARS software to read if a field was truly revised or if it is just a reprint.

WDC Response:

I will add this item to the list of IT enhancements for discussion and consideration.

NASCOE Program Response: Common Programs / Farm Records / Transfers

ISSUE:

FSA-578 & FSA-578C is retained when OP/OW/OT is removed from farm

FACTS:

When a producer is removed from farm the interest they had via the FSA-578 and the  FSA-578C is retained  and will roll to next year..  

SOLUTION:

When producer is removed from farm, all 578/578C interest is also removed.

(NOTE: The system used to terminate ALL FSA-578C’s when a OP or OT was removed. COF’s could run the terminated FSA-578C to catch these and make the appropriate changes to the FSA-578 and FSA-578C.)

WDC Response:

When producer is removed, the continuous certification is terminated, however the crop will remain certified as CARS currently require shares to equal 100 percent.  In such cases, if counties are experiencing issue where the continuous election is not being terminated please submit it through the CARS issues SharePoint site for review.