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Upcoming 2018 acreage reporting dates

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In order to comply with Farm Service Agency (FSA) program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Madison/Taylor County FSA Office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline.

The following upcoming acreage reporting date for 2018 crops is applicable for Madison and Taylor counties:

Monday, Jan. 15 - fall seeded small grains (including winter grazing) and blueberries

The following exceptions apply to the above acreage reporting date:

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 15.

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 office at (850) 973-2205.

Note: The official deadline to report is Monday, Jan. 15. However, due to the Martin Luther King holiday, our office will be closed. The last day to report is Tuesday, January 16.

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