Love/Carter/Marshall County USDA Farm Service

Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Ila Anderson 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 for

2017.

“In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to

visit the Love/Carter/Marshall County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by

the applicable deadline," said Anderson.

The following acreage reporting dates are applicable for Love/Carter/Marshall County:

November 15, 2016: Perennial Forage (Grass)

January 17, 2017: Fall Seeded Small Grains and Canola

March 15, 2017: Pecans

May 15, 2017: Spring Oats and Potatoes

July 17, 2017: CRP, Spring Seeded & 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 17th.

According to Anderson, Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) policy holders

should note that the acreage reporting date for NAP covered crops is the earlier of the dates listed

above or 15 calendar days before grazing or harvesting of the crop begins.