Farm Service Agency Reminds Producers of Acreage Reporting DeadlinesMon, 23 Apr 2012 14:14:08 CDT
Francie Tolle, executive director for the Oklahoma Farm Service Agency (FSA), reminds producers to submit their annual report of acreage to their FSA county office in order to meet FSA program eligibility requirements.
Accurate acreage reports are necessary to determine and maintain eligibility for the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program and programs authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill, including the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program (SURE) and Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE). Upcoming acreage deadlines include:
May 15, 2012 - Final date to report fall and spring seeded small grains in all counties except, Alfalfa, Beaver, Cimarron, Ellis, Garfield, Grant, Harper, Kay, Major, Noble, Texas, Woods, and Woodward.
May 31, 2012 - Final date to report fall and spring seeded small grains in Alfalfa, Beaver, Cimarron, Ellis, Garfield, Grant, Harper, Kay, Major, Noble, Texas, Woods, and Woodward counties.
July 15, 2012 - Final date to report all crops other than small grains.
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.
Prevented acreage must be reported within 15 calendar days after the final planting date. Failed acreage must be reported before the disposition of the crop. Producers should contact their county FSA office if they are uncertain about reporting deadlines.
Late-filed provisions may be available to producers who are unable to meet the reporting deadline as required. Reports filed after the established deadline must meet certain requirements to be accepted and may be charged late fees.
For more information on FSA crop reporting requirements, contact your county FSA office or visit them online by clicking here.
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