Farmers have until Aug. 15 to report acres

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The USDA’s Risk Management Agency is giving additional time, until Aug. 15, for submitting acreage reports for all 2008 crop year spring-seeded acreage in areas impacted by flooding and extreme weather conditions.

Because of the possible difficulty in timely reporting due to disruptions in communications and other important infrastructure, the agency has granted this extension.

This additional time applies to spring-seeded crop acreage for all counties in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

“Insured producers are still encouraged to report acreage at their earliest opportunity,” said agency administrator Eldon Gould. “This is because claims cannot be completed until acreage reports have been filed and liability established.”

Producers should contact their crop insurance agent for more information.

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