Nebraska producers reminded to file crop acres report

Field of millet in western Nebraska. (Photo by Chabella Guzman.)

Agricultural producers in Nebraska should make an appointment with their local Farm Service Agency office as soon as possible to complete crop acreage reports before the applicable deadline after planting is complete.

The acreage reporting date for spring-planted crops, perennial forage such as pastures and Conservation Reserve Program acres is July 15.

An acreage report documents a crop grown on a farm or ranch and its intended uses. Filing an accurate and timely acreage report for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage, can prevent the loss of benefits, said Tim Divis said, acting FSA state executive director.

Producers also should report crop acreage they intended to plant, but due to natural disaster, were unable to plant. Prevented planting acreage must be reported on form CCC-576, Notice of Loss, no later than 15 calendar days after the final planting date as established by FSA and USDA’s Risk Management Agency.

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program policy holders should note that the acreage reporting date for NAP-covered crops is the earlier of the date listed above or 15 calendar days before grazing or harvesting of the crop begins.