Crop Reporting Deadline
John K. Johnston, county executive director of USDA’s Fulton County Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers to submit their annual report of planted crop acreage to the Fulton County FSA Office to meet FSA program eligibiilty requirements. For small grain acreage, the reporting deadline is June 15, 2010, and for all other crops and land uses, the reporting deadline is July 15, 2010.
“Producers must file their reports accurately and timely for all crops and land uses to ensure they receive the maximum FSA program benefits possible,” Johnston said.
Accurate acreage reports are necessary to determine and maintain eligibility for various programs, such as the direct and counter-cyclical program and the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. 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 filing fees.
Producers need to visit the county FSA office to complete acreage reporting. For questions on this or any FSA program, including specific crop reporting deadlines and planting dates, producers should contact the Fulton County office at 717-485-3231, ext 2. More information on FSA programs is available at www.fsa.usda.gov.