FSA Acreage Reporting Deadline November 17


Press Release by the USDA Farm Service Agency


BOZEMAN, Mont., Nov. 4, 2014 – USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), reminds producers of the fast-approaching Nov. 17, 2014 deadline to submit their crop certification to local FSA county offices.


Producers with apiculture, perennial forage, Pasture, Rangeland and Forage (PRF) including Native grass, fall wheat (Hard Red Winter Wheat – HRW) and all other fall-seeded small grains must submit a 2015 acreage report for those crops by Nov. 17. This is also the same date for these crops to be reported to your crop insurance agent when carrying federal crop insurance.


Other 2015 acreage reporting deadlines include:

· Jan. 2, 2015: (or 30 days after placement of colonies) Honey covered under Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

· Jan. 15, 2015: Cherries, Established Stand Alfalfa Seed, Fall Alfalfa Seed

· July 15, 2015: Spring Seeded Alfalfa Seed, Forage Seeding, All Other Spring Seeded Crops and any Crops Not Previously Reported.


Producers should contact their local FSA county office if they are uncertain about reporting deadlines. 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 producers will be charged late file fees for late-filed 2015 acreage reports.


For more information on FSA crop reporting requirements, visit your local FSA office or visit us online at www.fsa.usda.gov/mt.


Source:  USDA Farm Service Agency

Posted by Jami Howell

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