The Grant County Farm Service Agency (FSA) is open for phone and virtual appointments only, but is continuing to assist producers to file crop acreage reports by the July 15 deadline.
“In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers must file an accurate crop acreage report by the deadline,” said Joel Foster, FSA’s County Executive Director in Grant County. “Our FSA staff is assisting producers to complete their acreage reports, including providing maps.” The Grant County FSA office will provide maps to producers with instructions for completing the maps via mail, email, or other arrangements.
After planting is complete, producers need to return the completed maps by mail, email, or in the drop box near the USDA Service Center sign. Once the the acreage report data is loaded into the system, the producer will be contacted to obtain the producer’s signature on the automated acreage report. The final date to complete the acreage report including the signature is July 15.
Producers should also report acreage they intended to plant, but were unable to due to natural disaster. Prevented planting acreage must be reported on form CCC-576, Notice of Loss no later than 15 calendar days after the final planting date as established by FSA and USDA’s Risk Management Agency. The final planting date for spring wheat was May15, corn was May 25, and soybeans was June 10.
Anyone initiating business with a USDA Service Center, their FSA, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or a conservation district is required to schedule a phone appointment. Find more information at farmers.gov/coronavirus.
Questions? Want to make a virtual appointment? Contact the Grant County FSA office at 605.432.6570 – Extension 2.