Audrain County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Judith Stowers, reminds producers that all 2015 perennial and biennial forage crops must be reported by November 15 and fall-seeded small grains by December 15.
Stowers said all 2015 perennial and biennial forage acres, such as pasture acreage intended for haying or grazing, must be reported to FSA by the November 15 deadline.
Since November 15 falls on a weekend, reports will be accepted through Monday, November 17.
All fall-seeded small grain acreage, such as winter wheat and barley, must be reported by December 15.
FSA changed crop acreage reporting dates in 2012 as the result of a combined effort of FSA and the Risk Management Agency (RMA) to make acreage reporting easier and standardized for crop insurance and FSA purposes. All acreage must be reported for a farm, including crops on non-cropland, such as hayed or grazed grassland and other cover crops.
Reporting acreage ensures producers are compliant with current and future FSA farm programs, including disaster assistance.
To make an appointment to report your crop and forage acreage, contact the Audrain County Office at 573-581-1406 or visit online at www.fsa.usda.gov.