Agricultural producers must complete crop acreage reports to the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) by the July 17 deadline to be eligible for most USDA programs. Joel Foster, executive director of the Grant County FSA office, reminds producers, “Late-filed acreage report fees will be applicable to those who do not have their acreage reports completed by July 17.”
Foster says, “The 2023 acreage report maps are ready to be picked up at the Grant County FSA Office by calling 605.432.6570 ext 2.” According to Foster, most producers are done with planting and he encourages them not to wait until the last few weeks to report their acres as the last-minute rush puts unnecessary stress on the office staff. Producers who want a preferred date can call the Grant County FSA Office to make an appointment.
Foster advises producers to also report crop acreage they intended to plant, but due to natural disaster, were unable to plant. “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 date to report prevented planning for corn is June 9 and June 26 for soybeans,” he says.
Producers will need to provide crop and crop type or variety, intended use of the crop, number of acres of the crop, planting date(s), producer shares, irrigation practice(s), and acreage prevented from planting, when applicable.
Service center staff continue to work with agricultural producers via phone, email, and other digital tools. Contact the Grant County FSA office at 605.432.6570, ext. 2.to set up an in-person or phone appointment.