USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Craig Schaunaman, reminds producers that the annual crop certification deadline is July 15, 2012.
Producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses, including prevented planted and failed acreage can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits.
“I encourage all producers to contact their local FSA office to make an appointment to file their annual acreage report by the July 15th deadline in order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements,” said Schaunaman.
South Dakota FSA offices no longer mail appointment cards and maps to producers for acreage reporting purposes. Producers are responsible for contacting their local FSA office to set up an appointment to file their 2012 acreage report. Hard copy maps will be provided to the producer at the time the acreage report is filed. Producers wishing to obtain digital color copies of their respective maps are encouraged to provide their e-mail address or a new jump drive to their local FSA office to facilitate the request for digital maps.
Producers are also reminded 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.
Additional information about the acreage reporting process or programs administered by FSA may be obtained by contacting your local FSA office or on the web.
Source: USDA FSAShare