I would like to remind you of the annual acreage reporting requirements that go hand in hand with receiving most USDA program benefits.
The acreage reporting deadlines for 2013 are as follows:
July 15 for your spring-seeded crops including corn and soybeans, fruits and vegetables, cabbage planted by May 31, forage crops;
Aug. 15th for CRP and cabbage planted between June 1 and July 20; and
Dec. 15 for wheat and other fall seeded crops.
Also, prevented planted and failed cropland acres that will not be brought to harvest have slightly different timelines. Those are as follows:
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 was 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, please phone your local county FSA office if you have any questions about acreage reporting. To timely and efficiently service all our producers, most offices require you to have an appointment to report your crop acreages. Please call ahead!
That’s all for now,