FSA announces prevented planting deadlines

Posted on May 8, 2013
Lexington, KY, May 8, 2013— With spring planting underway, the Farm Service Agency is reminding producers to timely report any prevented or failed acreage to their local office.

 

Prevented planting acreage, or acreage that could not be planted because of wet field conditions

or other natural disaster, should be reported to FSA within 15 days of the final planting date of

the crop. This includes crops covered by crop insurance or the Non-insured Assistance Program

(NAP) and crops without insurance coverage. Producers should contact their local FSA office or

crop insurance agent to verify final planting dates for all crops since they vary among counties

and crop types.

 

For crop losses on crops covered by the Non-insured Assistance Program (NAP), producers must

contact their local FSA office within 15 days of the occurrence of the disaster or when losses

become apparent to file a Notice of Loss. Producers with crop insurance should contact their

local agent when losses occur and before destroying the crop.

 

To report prevented or failed acreage, producers must complete Form CCC-576, Notice of Loss

for interested crops. Reporting prevented or failed acreage to FSA will ensure compliance with

current farm programs, and possible eligibility for future disaster programs.

 

If a producer misses the reporting deadline for prevented planting, they may still report

prevented planting acreage as long as the disaster condition may be verified by a field visit

before it is abandoned or destroyed.

Contact your local FSA Service Center for additional information.

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