Created: 7/11/19 (Thu) | Topic: Issues
USDA extends reporting deadline
North Dakota farmers have an extra week to report spring-seeded crops to USDA's Farm Service Agency (FAS) county offices and crop insurance agents.
USDA has extended the deadline to report acres for agricultural producers in 12 states impacted by flooding and heavy moisture. The new deadline for producers in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio and Wisconsin is now July 22.
Filing a timely crop acreage report is important to maintaining eligibility for USDA conservation, disaster assistance, safety net, crop insurance, and farm loan programs. A crop acreage report documents all crops and their intended uses and is an important part of record-keeping for your farm or ranch.
Producers filing reports with FSA county offices are encouraged to set up an appointment before visiting the office. Producers who set up appointments before the July 22 deadline are considered timely filed, even if the appointment occurs after the deadline.
Producers not in these select states must file spring-seeded crops by the original July 15 deadline.