COLUMBIA, Mo.—Mark Cadle, Executive Director of Missouri’s USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that the annual crop certification deadline is 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.
Cadle 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.
Cadle 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.
For questions regarding crop certification and crop loss reports, or to schedule an appointment, please contact your local county FSA office.