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New crop reporting deadline for forage and fall seeded crops


Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

By Tammy Martin

A new deadline has been established by the Farm Service Agency to report your forage and fall seeded small grains for the 2014 crop year. All of these crops along with pastures that you normally report must be certified by November 15, 2013. No appointment is needed in Fillmore County, just stop in when it works for you. This is a busy time of year for producers so it is easy to forget. Mark this on your calendar and please do not wait until the 15th as it is very possible we could be very busy that day. Forage that will not be planted until spring, does not fall in this category; these acres will be reported during the normal crop reporting date of July 15.

Please note that if a report is not completed by November 15, a minimum of $46 will be charged for every farm that has unreported fall-seeded small grains and perennial forage and pastures as a late filing fee. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 507 765-3892. Our office will be closed November 11 for Veterans Day.

For more information about FSA, visit your local USDA Service Center or online at: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/mn/.

CRP and DCP/ACRE

Annual Payments

Most of the Fiscal Year 2013 Conservation Reserve Program and the Direct and Counter Cyclical Program and ACRE Direct payments have been made in Fillmore County. If you have not received your payment, please contact us as we may need some information from you.

Producers with base acres of certain commodities are eligible for DCP or ACRE direct payments. ACRE payments for 2012-crop barley, corn, grain sorghum, lentils, oats, peanuts, dry peas, soybeans, and wheat are scheduled to be released beginning October 24 and contingent upon national average market prices and yields in each state. In Minnesota the price did not trigger for 2012 for any of the commodity crops therefore, no ACRE payments will be made for the 2012 crop year. ACRE payments are scheduled to be made for large chickpeas, small chickpeas, canola, crambe, flaxseed, mustard seed, rapeseed, safflower, sesame, and sunflowers in early December, after the 2012/13 average market year price is published in the Agricultural Prices publication scheduled to be released on November 27.

The 2008 Farm Bill, extended by the American Tax Payer Relief Act of 2012, provides authority to enroll land in DCP, ACRE and CRP through September 30, 2013, however, no legislation has been enacted to reauthorize or extend this authority. Effective October 1, 2013, FSA does not have legislative authority to approve or process applications for these programs. We will announce the new signups, when the new farm bill is approved.

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