Acreage reporting deadline next week
Michael Nichols, Executive Director for the Dewey County Farm Service Agency (FSA), reminds producers of deadlines for submitting their annual report of acreage.
Producers of fall seeded grains (including winter wheat) and canola must submit a 2020 acreage report for those crops by January 15, 2020.
All acreage must be reported for a farm, including crops on non-cropland such as hayed or grazed grassland. It is also important to accurately report crops’ intended use. Intended use is used to determine eligibility in many FSA programs and cannot be revised once reported.
In order to meet FSA program eligibility requirements, producers must submit timely acreage reports. Reports filed after the established deadlines must meet certain requirements to be accepted and will be charged late fees.
The following 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 15th.
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 more information on FSA crop reporting requirements, contact your local FSA office at or visit us online at www.fsa.usda.gov/ok. Dewey County FSA number is 580-328-5331, ext. 2.
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