New Acreage Reporting Deadline


The Farm Service Agency (FSA) wants to remind producers of the importance of new reporting requirements for all fall seeded crops, forage (hay) and perennial. 

Producers of perennial forage crops (grass, hay, alfalfa, pasture & range land) must submit a 2013 acreage report for those crops by November 15, 2012 as well as all fall seeded wheat and other fall seeded small grains regardless of intended use.  This is also the same date for these crops to be reported to your crop insurance agent when carrying federal crop insurance.

In prior years, reports for these crops were not due to FSA until later in July. This change is part of an initiative at the national level to align acreage reporting dates between FSA and Risk Management Agency (RMA).

All acreage must be reported for a farm, including crops on non-cropland such as hayed or grazed grassland and other cover crops. 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.

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 may be charged late fees.

For more information on FSA crop reporting requirements and other programs, visit your local FSA office or visit us online at

Source: FSA

Posted by Northern Ag Network

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