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Wisconsin Farm Service Agency 2017 Acreage Reporting Dates
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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Russ Raeder announced 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.


Source: United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency

Wisconsin Farm Service Agency Acreage Reporting Dates for 2017


U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Russ Raeder today 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 their local county FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline," said Raeder.

The following acreage reporting dates are applicable for all Wisconsin counties:

  • July 15, 2017 (July 17 due to the 15th falling on a Saturday): All spring-seeded crops, including soybeans, forage seeding, crops intended for cover, green manure, or left standing, and Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres

    PLEASE NOTE: Crop insurance agents and FSA will be working with the Acreage and Crop Reporting Streamlining Initiative (ACRSI). This initiative is a result of the 2014 Farm Bill
    and standardizes data requirements for acreage reporting between FSA and Crop Insurance providers. At this time, producers MUST sign all acreage reports (FSA-578's) at a local Farm Service Agency office to meet the FSA program requirements. Producers may also have to sign forms with their Crop Insurance Agent. Producers are encouraged to contact their Farm Service Agency office AND their Crop Insurance agent to ensure all required forms are completed to maintain eligibility for all programs

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.
  • 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 17, 2017.

According to Raeder 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 local County FSA office. Find your local office by visiting http://offices.usda.gov​.