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USDA acreage reporting deadline is July 15

The deadline for producers of seeded crops to report acreage to the U.S. Department of Agriculture is fast approaching.

Lincoln-Franklin County Farm Service Agency’s reporting deadline is July 15 for spring/summer crops of corn, soybeans, bahia gras, Bermuda grass, native grass, Conservation Reserve Program, etc.

Many farm programs require an acreage report to be timely filed in order to maintain eligibility and benefits of the programs. Failure to file acreage reports may cause ineligibility for future benefits. FSA will not accept acreage reports provided more than one year past the reporting deadline.

Maps are available by request at the county office to assist producers in making acreage reports. Producers should call the office at 601-833-9321 ext. 2 and request a map be mailed or emailed. Completed maps should be submitted by email, mail or in person. Confirmed reports should be signed and returned to the FSA office to complete the process. Offices are open only by appointment.

For more information, call the FSA office, email Melissa.jordan@usda.gov or visit www.fsa.usda.gov.