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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 14 July 2011 15:39

The Chase County Farm Service Agency County Executive Director Teri Moss reminds producers of the annual requirement of reporting all crops. The acreage reporting deadlines for Nebraska are June 30th for small grains and July 15th for feed grains and all other crops. In addition, producers with NAP coverage must report 15 days prior to onset of harvesting or grazing of the covered crop.

Filing an accurate and timely report for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage, prevented planted acreage and non-cropland acreage dedicated to haying or grazing, can prevent loss of benefits for a variety of Farm Service Agency programs.

All crops on the farm must be reported to receive benefits from the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program, ACRE, NAP, CRP, Permanent Disaster Programs, Marketing Assistance Loans and Loan Deficiency Payments.

“It is also very important that producers report crop losses, including those insured under Federal Crop Insurance (FCIC) and Non-insured Assistance Program (NAP) within 15 days of the date damage occurred or 15 days from the date damage is apparent,” Moss said. Losses and or damages to crops must be reported after each disaster occurrence and in a timely manner to insure continued eligibility for benefits.

Producers are encouraged to visit their local FSA county office to file the required FSA-578 certification report before the deadline dates expire.