Jackson Jones, Executive Director of Cedar County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that the annual crop certification deadlines are quickly approaching. Filing an accurate acreage report for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage and prevented planted acreage, are critical for FSA program eligibility.
Jones said July 15, 2013, is the final date to report corn, grain sorghum, soybean, Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acreage and most other spring-seeded crops.
Jones reminds producers to report crop losses insured through Federal Crop Insurance and the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) within 15 days of the disaster or as soon as the loss is apparent. Prevented planting must be reported no later than 15 days after the final planting date. Final planting dates can be found online through USDA’s Risk Management Service at www.rma.usda.gov.
For questions regarding crop certification and crop loss reports, or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Cedar County FSA office at 417/276-4712 Ext 2.