Amid severe rain, keep planting dates in mind


Hello Again!

Below are some important dates approaching. With all the flash flooding and excessive moisture we have received, producers need to keep these deadlines in mind for prevented or failed acreage for the 2015 year, as they have changed.

Producers are reminded of the annual acreage reporting requirements that must be met prior to receiving program benefits.

The acreage reporting deadlines for 2015 are as follows:

• July 15 for any spring-seeded crops (corn & soybeans), fruits and vegetables, cabbage planted by May 31st, and forage crops;
• Aug. 15 for CRP and cabbage planted between June 1 and July 20;
• Sept. 30 report aquaculture; and
• Dec. 15 for wheat and other fall seeded crops.
Other dates. Prevented planted and failed cropland acres that will not be brought to harvest have slightly different timelines.
• Prevented planting acres must be reported within 15 calendar days of the Federal Crop Insurance Companies (FCIC) established ending planting dates. For corn, the FCIC ending planting date is June 5, and for soybeans the ending planting date is June 20.
• Failed acreage must be reported to FSA before destroying and replanting to allow time for a field check. Failure to timely report prevented planting acres may result in loss of potential disaster assistance, as well as maintaining cropping history.
• For crop losses covered by the Non-insured Assistance Program (NAP), producers must contact their local FSA office within 15 days of the occurrence of the disaster or when losses become apparent.

Missing any of these deadlines could cause FSA payments to be held and a late filing penalty fee to be charged.

So, contact your county FSA office if you have any questions or to set up an appointment to report your crop acreages.

That’s all for now,
FSA Andy


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