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"An accurate acreage report is required for a majority of FSA programs,” said White. “Producers should visit their county FSA office as soon as possible to report all crops and land uses, including prevented planting and failed acreage.”


Source: USDA Farm Services Agency

Contact: Eric Fischer at 517-324-5107

 

Acreage Reporting Deadline Fast Approaching

 

Christine White, State Executive Director for Michigan's Farm Service Agency (FSA) today reminded producers to submit their annual report of acreage (FSA-578) to their county FSA office. Producers must file their acreage reports by June 30, 2011 for fall seeded small grains and July 15, 2011 for all other crops, including land enrolled in conservation programs.

"An accurate acreage report is required for a majority of FSA programs,” said White. “Producers should visit their county FSA office as soon as possible to report all crops and land uses, including prevented planting and failed acreage.”

Programs requiring acreage reports include:

  • Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP);
  • Average Crop Revenue Program (ACRE);
  • Commodity Loans and Loan Deficiency Payments (LDP);
  • Conservation Reserve Program (CRP);
  • Grassland Reserve Program (GRP);
  • Farm Storage Facility Loans (FSFL)
  • All Disaster Assistance Programs, including Supplement Revenue Assistance (SURE). Failed acreage must be reported before the disposition or destruction of the crop. Prevented planted acreage may be reported up to the acreage reporting date in 2011.
  • Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP); for NAP purposes producers are required to file an acreage report the earlier of 15 calendar days before the onset of harvest or the acreage reporting deadline.

Farms that fail to provide a timely acreage report will be required to submit a late-filing fee to retain program benefits. Producers are encouraged to visit their county FSA office to file the required FSA-578 certification report before the deadline. More information on FSA programs can be found at: www.fsa.usda.gov/mi.