Friday, July 12, 2013

Deadline to Report Acreage to Farm Service Agency Extended to Aug. 2

From the USDA:

USDA Farm Service Agency announced Thursday that the reporting deadline for Farm Service Agency acreage has been extended to Aug. 2.

The previous deadline for farmers and landowners was July 15. Only the FSA reporting deadline has been extended. The acreage reporting requirement for crop insurance has not changed and remains July 15.

Accurate acreage reports are necessary to determine and maintain eligibility for various programs, such as the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP); the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE); the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP); and the Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistant Program (NAP).

Acreage reports for Farm Service Agency are considered timely this year when filed at the county office by the new applicable final crop reporting deadline of Aug. 2, 2013. Producers should contact their county FSA
office if they are uncertain about reporting deadlines.

The deadline for acreage reporting for the Risk Management Agency remains July 15 for most spring planted crops in the country. Farmers are reminded to report any loss within 72 hours of discovery to their insurance company. Farmers must report prevented planting acreage to their insurance company, in writing, within 15 calendar days after the final planting date.

Losses must be reported and an insurance adjuster must view and release the crop before the crop is destroyed. Farmers are also reminded to contact their insurance agent if they have any questions about coverage, prevented planting, or for reporting and processing a claim.

Anyone with questions should contact their local Farm Service Agency office. Go to and click on your county to find your local office.

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