The Grant County FSA reminds producers to report prevented planted and failed acreage. The reporting dates along with other guidelines differ between FSA and crop insurance. Producers need to consult with their insurance agent regarding the crop insurance guidelines.
Acres intended to be planted, but due to natural disaster, were prevented from planting must be reported to FSA no later than 15 calendar days after the final planting date. The final planting date in Grant County for small grains is May 15. So, prevented planting of small grains needs to be reported by May 30. The final planting date for corn is May 25. So, the prevented planting of corn needs to be reported by June 10. The final planting date for soybeans is June 10. So, the prevented planting of soybeans needs to be reported by June 25.
If a producer is unable to report the prevented planting acreage within the 15 calendar days following the final planting date, a late-filed report can be submitted. Late-filed reports will only be accepted if FSA conducts a farm visit to assess the eligible disaster condition that prevented the crop from being planted. A measurement service fee will be charged.
Failed acres need to be reported before the disposition of the crop, and the acreage must have been planted under normal conditions but failed as the result of a natural disaster. Producers must file the notice of loss within 15 days of the occurrence of the disaster or when losses become apparent.
Questions? Need to make an appointment? Call the Grant County FSA office at 605-432-6570 – Extension 2.