May is starting out a little dryer than our April conditions. Hopefully we can all start getting into the fields and get started.
In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit their local County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline. The following acreage reporting dates are applicable:
- May 31, 2015, nursery crop acreage; July 15, 2015, burley tobacco, cabbage (Planted 3/19/15-5/31/15), corn, grain sorghum, hybrid corn seed, spring oats, popcorn, potatoes, soybeans, sugar beets, tomatoes and all other crops.
- Aug. 15, 2015, report cabbage (Planted 6/1/15-7/20/15); Sept. 30, 2015, report aquaculture; Dec. 15, 2015, fall barley, fall wheat, and all other fall-seeded small grains.
Some exceptions apply to the above acreage reporting dates. If the crop has not been planted by the above acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 15 calendar days after planting is completed.
If a producer acquires additional acreage after the above acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 30 calendars days after purchase or acquiring the lease. Appropriate documentation must be provided to the county office. If a perennial forage crop is reported with the intended use of “cover only,” “green manure,” “left standing” or “seed,” then the acreage must be reported by July 15.
The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) policy holders should note that the acreage reporting date for NAP covered crops is the earlier of the dates listed above or 15 calendar days before grazing or harvesting of the crop begins.
For questions regarding crop certification and crop loss reports, contact your local county FSA Office.
That’s all for now,
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