U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) executive director Melissa Webreck in Huntingdon County has 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 Huntingdon/Blair County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline,” said Webreck.

The following acreage reporting dates are applicable for Huntingdon and Blair counties:

June 17, 2019: Spring seeded small grains (barley, oats, rye, triticale, wheat)

July 15, 2019: Corn, soybeans, sorghum and most other summer planted crops, all perennial forages for hay and pasture (new seedings and established)

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.

According to Webreck, 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.

For questions regarding crop certification and crop loss reports, please contact the Huntingdon/Blair County FSA office at 814-627-1624 ext 2.

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