WASHINGTON — USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has extended the FSA acreage reporting deadline.
Farmers and landowners have from July 15 to Aug. 2 to submit their annual report of acreage to their local FSA county office.
Only the FSA reporting deadline has been extended. The acreage reporting requirement for crop insurance was July 15.
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 FSA are considered timely this year when filed at the county office by the new applicable final crop reporting deadline of Aug. 2.
Producers should contact their county FSA office if they are uncertain about reporting deadlines.
While FSA is able to extend its deadline, Risk Management Agency (RMA) Administrator Brandon Willis emphasized that RMA’s acreage reporting date 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.