The Grundy County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Office is reminding producers they must file their acreage reports accurately and timely for all crops and land uses, including prevented and failed acreage, to ensure they receive the maximum FSA program benefits possible.
Accurate acreage reports are necessary to determine and maintain eligibility for various programs, such as the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE), and the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).
Acreage reports are considered timely filed when completed by the applicable final crop reporting deadline which is July 15th in Iowa. Our office was recently notified FSA's June 15th prevented planting reporting deadline for corn and soybeans has been extended to July 15th. Failed acreage must be reported before the disposition of the crop. FSA is also advising producers to contact their crop insurance agent before filing a prevented planting or failed acreage application with our office if they have multi-peril crop insurance. Producers should contact our 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.
Due to budget constraints and weather delays in planting, the Grundy County FSA office will not be sending out appointment cards this year as in the past and ask that producers contact our office at 319-824-5416 to set up an appointment to certify.