Producers are reminded to submit their annual report of acreage to meet Farm Service Agency (FSA) program eligibility requirements. This report is due by May 3, 2010 for Wheat, Oats and Barley. For corn, grain sorghum, haygrazers, improved grasses and other crops this report is due by June 15, 2010.
Producers must file their reports accurately and timely for all crops and land uses, including prevented and failed acreage, to ensure they receive the maximum FSA program benefits possible.
Accurate acreage reports are necessary to determine and maintain eligibility for various programs, such as the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) and newer programs authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill. Programs include the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program (SURE), Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE), Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP), and Loan Deficiency Program (LDP).
Late-filed provisions may be available to producers who are unable to meet the reporting deadline as required. Reports filed after the established deadline must meet certain requirements to be accepted and may be charged late fees.
Producers should stop by the Gillespie-Kendall-Blanco County FSA office to complete acreage reporting. For questions on this or any FSA program producers should call 830-997-3453 Ext 2 for more information. IF you have internet access you may visit FSA programs at: www.fsa.usda.gov.
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