Independence Day weekend is over and summer is half over. Wow, it is the beginning of fair season.
I was raised touring the county fairs across the state and sampling Italian sausage and caramel corn. Our family has been exhibiting livestock through the 4-H and FFA programs for many years and the kids have been very fortunate to learn responsibility and communication skills through that program.
I would encourage you to take your children and grandchildren out to the local fair and make some memories.
Report crop loss
If your memory is as bad as mine, this is a great reminder for acreage reporting and filing notice of loss with FSA.
The CCC-576, Notice of Loss, is used to report failed acreage and prevented planting and may be completed by any producer with an interest in the crop.
Timely filing a Notice of Loss is required for all crops including grasses.
For losses on crops covered by the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) and crop insurance, you must file a CCC-576, Notice of Loss, in the FSA County Office within 15 days of the occurrence of the disaster or when losses become apparent.
If filing for prevented planting, an acreage report and CCC-576 must be filed within 15 calendar days of the final planting date for the crop.
The following acreage reporting dates are applicable to our area.
July 15 — Report all your burley tobacco, cabbage (planted March 19-May 31), corn, grain sorghum, hybrid corn seed, spring oats, popcorn, potatoes, soybeans, sugar beets, tomatoes and all other crops.
Aug. 15 — Report cabbage (Planted June 1-July 20).
Sept. 30 — Report aquaculture.
Dec. 15 — Fall barley, fall wheat, and all other fall-seeded small grains.
If you have not reported your acreage to FSA, call your office and make the appointment today.
That’s all for now,
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