Enrollment for the 2012 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program and Average Crop Revenue Election program is underway.

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) said the signup began later than normal to provide FSA offices with an opportunity to process 2010 crop Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program applications and to finalize supplemental agricultural disaster assistance programs.

FSA also said that because the 2008 farm law does not authorize advance direct payments for 2012, there was no incentive for producers to sign up early. The last day for producers to sign up for either program is June 1, 2012.