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FSA reminds farmers of acreage report deadlines

In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Johnson County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline.

The following acreage reporting dates are applicable for Johnson County:

January 2: Honey

January 15: Apples, Peaches

May 31: Nursery

July 15: All Other Crops

August 15: Beans

December 15: Fall Seeded Small Grains

The following exceptions apply to the above acreage reporting dates:

  • If the crop has not been planted by the above acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 15 calendar days after planting is completed.
  • If a producer acquires additional acreage after the above acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 30 calendars days after purchase or acquiring the lease. Appropriate documentation must be provided to the county office.
  • If a perennial forage crop is reported with the intended use of “cover only,” “green manure,” “left standing,” or “seed,” then the acreage must be reported by July 15th.

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) policy holders should note that the acreage reporting date for NAP covered crops is the earlier of the dates listed above or 15 calendar days before grazing or harvesting of the crop begins.

The deadline for reporting acreage for Nursery is May 31, 2016.

Late filed fees will be assessed for crops reported after the acreage reporting deadline.

For questions regarding crop certification, crop loss reports, and NAP please contact the Johnson County FSA office at (423) 727-9744 or visit the office at 119 S Murphey Street, Mountain City, TN