July 09, 2014
Vickie Lane, Alabama State Farm Service Agency
MONTGOMERY, Ala., — July 15 is the the deadline for farmers to file acreage reports with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency for spring planted crops. The 2014 farm bill requires farmers to submit the annual acreage reports for cropland.
"Although some federal farm program enrollments have not yet started, timely acreage reports for all crops and land uses, including prevented and failed acreage that producers submit to their local FSA office, are important to ensure program eligibility," said Daniel Robinson, state FSA executive director.
Additionally, perennial forage crops left standing or planted for cover, green manure or seed must be reported by July 15. Reports for forage crops planted for grazing or hay were required last fall.
Robinson said failed acreage must be reported before the crop is destroyed and prevented acreage must be reported within 15 calendar days of the crop’s final planting date.
Contact county FSA offices for additional information. The list of county offices is available at fsa.usda.gov.
For more information on the 2014 farm bill, visit usda.gov/farmbill.