Only a couple of working days remain to file a 2019 Report of Acreage at the local FSA Office.
Monday, July 15, 2019 is the deadline for farmers and landowners to report their planted crops, pasture grazing and idle acreage that did not get planted this year.
Filing an acreage report on all cropland on a farm is a requirement to participate in the 2019 farm program referred to as ARC/PLC.
Also, it is a requirement to receive any 2019 Commodity Price support loans or LDP’s, when prices are too low for producers to market their crops, timely. It is also a requirement of anyone with acreage in the CRP program, Livestock Feed, or any Non -insurable crop acreage coverage. (NAP)
FSA encourages everyone, whether participating in a program or not, to timely report all crop acreage on each farm.
By timely reporting crop acreage, this information is readily available if needed to establish eligibility for Federal farm programs.
Producers are reminded that planting dates are required to be reported on each crop and field so be prepared when visiting FSA
Enrollment in the 2019 ARC/PLC program will begin sometime in September this year.
The producer will need copies of 2019 leases for cash rented farms and landowner signatures for crop share leased farms to sign up for ARC/PLC.
Every person sharing in the crop produced on any farm enrolled in 2019 must file Adjusted Gross Income certifications to be eligible for payment.
New producers will have to file other eligibility paperwork for 2019, if not already on file, in the county FSA office.
Lastly, please report all farm ownership changes to FSA. FSA does not get notified when land changes ownership in the county records.
Copies of deeds are required as proof of ownership and to verify all owners that should be listed on the farmland.
FSA assigns farm numbers to all tracts of farmland in the county based on ownership and farming operations.
This info is needed to request any Federal benefits from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) or Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) or private crop insurance companies.
New owners and operators must be added to farms before 2019 Acreage Reporting and can occur.