USDA Acreage Reporting Deadline Nears

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Agricultural producers have until mid-July to submit annual acreage reports on all cropland.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Oregon Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Phil Ward reminds agricultural producers that July 15 is the deadline to file an acreage report for spring seeded crops. Planted acres must be reported to FSA by July 15, 2014.

“Although some federal farm program enrollments have not yet started, timely acreage reports for all crops and land uses, including prevented and failed acreage that producers submit to their local FSA office, are important to ensure program eligibility,” said Ward.

Although July 15 is the most common deadline to report acreage for spring seeded crops, this date may be different in locations with climates that are warmer or cooler than average. Producers should contact their county FSA office if they are uncertain about acreage reporting deadlines. Ward said that failed acreage must be reported before the disposition of the crop and that prevented acreage must be reported within 15 calendar days after the final planting date for the applicable crop.

For questions on this or any FSA program, including specific crop reporting deadlines and planting dates, producers should contact their county FSA office or seek information online at the Farm Service Agency website.