FSA-578 & FSA-578C is retained when OP/OW/OT is removed from farm
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..
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.)
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.
Difficulty in tracking reconstitution history and county transfers
It can be difficult to trace the history of a farm after multiple recons. MIDAS currently shows the “Combined from” and “Divided from” information in Farm Records.
Would it be possible to include the Combined from and Divided from information print on the FSA-156EZ?
NATIONAL OFFICE RESPONSE:
Thank you for submitting the concerns with tracking reconstitutions and the suggestions for the FSA-156EZ. We recognize that the ability to track reconstitutions has been a pain point with the field staff since the expected reconstitution reports were not able to be implemented immediately in MIDAS CRM. I am hoping that the software update that occurred this last weekend with MIDAS Release 2.19 provides the tools and reconstitution reports the users are needing to assist with tracking the history of a farm or tract through the completed reconstitutions. Please see Web Transmittal No. 536 for additional information on the new reconstitution ID and reports that are now available. A notice will also be posted in the near future with additional information and instructions.
While the new reports in CRM Farm Records will not reference the reconstitutions completed in CRM prior to the software update, all reconstitutions completed from this time forward will be assigned a Reconstitution ID number and reports can be generated to identify the parent and/or child farms and tracts associated with the specific reconstitution. Concerning the FSA-156EZ, this initial release of the reconstitution reports did not include populating the FSA-156EZ with the reconstitution ID. This has been identified as a needed update. We will also look into adding the “combine from” and “divided from” on the form. Adding the reconstitution ID and the additional reconstitution data to the FSA-156EZ will be an enhancement to the existing functionality and will be subject to prioritization and funding.
There currently is not a plan to add a County Transfer report in CRM Farm Records, but there will be a County Transfer report in the new reporting application that is being developed. Hopefully this report will assist counties with tracking the farm transfers as needed.