Vernon County CED, Kathy Lewison wants to remind farmers that after spring planting, producers need to certify their 2014 crop acreages by the July 15th reporting deadline. Filing an accurate acreage report for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage and prevented planting acreage is required to establish eligibility for most FSA programs that were enacted in the 2014 Farm Bill.
The following exceptions apply to the July 15th reporting deadline:
· If the crop has not been planted by July 15th, then the acreage must bereported no later than 15 calendar days after planting is completed.
· If a producer acquires additional acreage after July 15th, 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 (deeds, leases, etc.).
Failed acreage must be reported before disposition (destroyed, replanted or put to another use) of the crop and prevented planting must be reported no later than 15 days after the final planting date of the crop. However, producers in Vernon County have until July 15th to report prevented planting this year.
Vernon County producers should call 608-637-2183, ext. 4, right away to schedule their appointment.
Late fees will apply to reports given after the July 15th deadline.