The Risk Management Agency did not grant a waiver, so producers
need to consult their crop insurance agent for deadlines for
"In order to comply with FSA program eligibility
requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit their local
county FSA Service Center to file an accurate crop certification
report by the applicable deadline," said Giamanco
The following 2014 acreage
reporting dates are applicable for Illinois:
May 31, 2013 —
Sept. 30, 2013
— value loss and controlled-environment crops (except
Dec. 15, 2013 —
perennial forage, fall-seeded small grains
Jan. 2, 2014 —
Jan. 15, 2014 —
apples, asparagus, blueberries, caneberries, cherries,
grapes, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums, strawberries
July 15, 2014 —
all other crops and cabbage (planted March 15-May 31)
Aug. 15, 2014 — cabbage (planted
June 1-July 20)
The following exceptions apply to the above acreage reporting
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 calendar days after purchase or acquiring the lease.
Appropriate documentation must be provided to the county
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If a perennial forage crop has an
intended use of "cover only," "green manure," "left standing" or
"seed," then the acreage must be reported by July 15, 2014.
According to Giamanco, policyholders with the Noninsured Crop
Disaster Assistance Program 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.
Additionally, producers can purchase either RMA coverage, if
available, or NAP for 2014 forage crops.
Late-filing fees will be assessed for 2013 crops reported after
Sept. 15, 2013, and 2014 crops (with a Dec. 15, 2013, acreage
reporting date) reported after Jan. 15, 2014.
With questions regarding crop acreage certification and crop loss
reports, contact your local county FSA Service Center.
[Text from file received from
Illinois Farm Service Agency]