FSA crop reporting deadline set for June 30

RED OAK — The deadline for producers to submit their annual acreage report is Thursday, June 30 to qualify for Farm Service Agency program benefits.

Justin Bahnsen, Montgomery County Executive Director for the FSA, said the reports are needed for several programs, including: Direct and Counter-cyclical Program; Conservation Reserve Program (CRP); Price Support; Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program (SURE); Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP); Tree Assistance Program (TAP); and Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm Raised Fish Program (ELAP).  Accurate and timely acreage reports for all crops and land uses are necessary to determine and maintain eligibility as well as receive maximum benefits.

“Prevented and failed acreage, forage crops and those crops that are grazed also need to be reported,” Bahnses said. “Many of FSA programs are dependent on accurate reports and information. For example, for some programs, it has become crucial that producers report the correct year of seeding establishment for their different forage crops.”

Acreage reports are considered timely field when completed by the applicable final crop reporting deadline of June 30. Prevented acreage must be reported within 15 days after the final planting date. Failed acreage must be reported before the  disposition of the crop. NAP crops harvested prior to June 30 must report by the earlier of June 30 or 15 calendar days before the onset of harvest or grazing. Producers should contact their county FSA office if they are uncertain about reporting deadlines.

Late-filed provisions may be available to producers who are unable to meeting the reporting deadline. A minimum $46 fee per farm is assessed for late filed certifications.

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