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2014 planted acreage reporting due by July 15

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Minnesota Farm Service Agency (FSA) executive director Debra Crusoe reminds farmers that planted acres must be reported to FSA by Tuesday, July 15.

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The Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill) requires accurate and timely filed acreage reports for all crop and land uses, including prevented and failed acreage as well as Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres.

“Historically, acreage certification has been a requirement to be eligible for USDA programs, and although some federal farm program sign-ups have not yet started, timely acreage reports submitted to your local FSA office will be important to ensuring program eligibility,” Crusoe said.

Acreage reports are considered timely filed when completed by the applicable final crop reporting deadline, which may vary from state to state.

Prevented acreage must be reported within 15 calendar days after the final planting date. Failed acreage must be reported before the disposition of the crop.

Producers should contact their county FSA office if they are uncertain about reporting deadlines.

Producers should visit their county FSA office to complete acreage reporting.

For information on this or any FSA program, including specific crop reporting deadlines and planting dates, producers should contact their county FSA office.

For more information on FSA programs, visit www.fsa.usda.gov.

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