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Acreage reporting dates for 2016

November 27, 2016
Reinbeck Courier

Tama County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Anna Boecker announced that producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits. Please pay close attention to the acreage reporting dates below:

"In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Tama County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline," said Boecker.

The following acreage reporting dates are applicable for Tama County:

December 15, 2016: Fall seeded small grains & hay & pasture

July 15, 2017: All other crops

The following exceptions apply to the above acreage reporting dates:

If the crop has not been planted by the above acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 15 calendar days after planting is completed.

If a producer acquires additional acreage after the above acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 30 calendars days after purchase or acquiring the lease. Appropriate documentation must be provided to the county office.

If a perennial forage crop is reported with the intended use of "cover only," "green manure," "left standing," or "seed" then the acreage must be reported by July 15th (cover crops only).

Late filed crop reports require a late filing fee per farm.

Please contact the Tama County FSA office at 641-484-2701 to set up an appointment to certify. "Having an appointment will save producers time, because the staff can have all of his/her farm folders ready" says Boecker.

For questions regarding crop certification and crop loss reports, please contact the Tama County FSA office.



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