Government extends crop reporting deadline


Agency Extends Crop Reporting Deadline

CHEHALIS – Farmers in Lewis, Grays Harbor and Pacific counties have additional time to file annual acreage reports with the USDA Farm Service Agency according to FSA County Executive Director Martha Dorsey. The agency has extended the deadline to Friday, Aug. 2.

Accurate acreage reports are necessary to determine and maintain eligibility for various federal farm programs, such as the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP); the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE); the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP); and the Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistant Program (NAP).

“It is important for producers to maintain their program benefits by filing their reports accurately and in a timely manner for all crops and land uses, including prevented and failed acreage,” said Dorsey. “Producers should contact the county FSA office if they are uncertain about reporting deadlines or need to set up an appointment.”

For questions about any FSA program, producers should contact their local FSA county office or seek information online at www.fsa.usda.gov.