USDA Extends Deadline to Report Spring-Seeded Crops for Twelve States
Producers in States Impacted by Floods and Heavy Moisture Must Report by July 22

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[July 14, 2019]    USDA is extending the deadline to report acres for agricultural producers in states impacted by flooding and heavy moisture. This new July 22 deadline applies to producers in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee and Wisconsin for reporting spring-seeded crops to USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) county offices and crop insurance agents.

Filing a timely crop acreage report is important to maintaining eligibility for USDA conservation, disaster assistance, safety net, crop insurance, and farm loan programs. A crop acreage report documents all crops and their intended uses and is an important part of record-keeping for your farm or ranch.

Producers filing reports with FSA county offices are encouraged to set up an appointment before visiting the office. Producers who set up appointments before the July 22 deadline are considered timely filed, even if the appointment occurs after the deadline.

Producers not in these select states must file spring-seeded crops by the original July 15 deadline.

Other USDA Efforts to Help Producers

USDA has taken additional steps to help impacted producers, including:

Updating the haying and grazing date for producers who have planted cover crops on prevented plant acres;

Offering special sign-ups through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for assistance to plant cover crops; and

Extending the deadline to report prevented plant acres in certain places.
For more information, visit our Prevented or Delayed Planting webpage.

More Information

To learn more, contact your FSA county office or visit or


Please contact your local FSA Office.

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