Deadline approaching for acreage reporting
Because of extreme weather conditions many producers have not filed a 2009 acreage report. Producers may also need to request prevented planting or reported failed acreage. Where the crop year 2009 crop acreage deadlines have not passed for 2009, the final crop reporting dates are extended to Aug. 14, 2009, with the exception of the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP).
Producers enrolled NAP are required to file an acreage report by the extended acreage reporting date but no later than 15 calendar days before the onset of harvest if that is earlier than the extended acreage reporting date.
Acreage reports filed after Aug. 14, 2009, will require a late filed fee.
Additional information on acreage reporting is available at county Farm Service Agency offices or on line at www.fsa.usda. gov.