1. A grower is required to call the Plower Hotline and request an inspection for certification of their farm prior to the deadline.
2. We keep a legal record of your call. You will be asked to provide:
the county which your cotton is grown, FSA farm #, gin you plan to use, name, farm name & a contact phone number. (Note: failure to provide some of this information, especially the correct FSA Farm #, may delay the certification process).
3. Each week, an updated Plower log is e-mailed to our supervisors. They will check your field as time permits. Once compliance is verified, they will forward the appropriate paperwork to the Phoenix office. (Note: if you are concerned regarding compliance of your farm, you may call in to the Plower line and request the name & phone number of the supervisor assigned to your farm. Keep in close contact with the ACRPC supervisor).
4. Certification numbers are sent to the gins on a weekly basis.
PLEASE NOTE: TILLAGE DEADLINES, PENALTIES FOR NON-COMPLIANCE AND THE WEATHER RELATED EXTENSION PROCESS HAVE CHANGED JANUARY 2014. Please view the following web pages for more information: