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Upcoming USDA Farm Service Agency Deadlines for Farmers and Ranchers


In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers, including livestock producers, are encouraged to visit their local FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline.

The 2018 Acreage Reporting/Crop Certification Deadline is Mon., July 16, 2018 for Spring Seeded Alfalfa Seed, Forage Seeding, Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Fruit (except cherries), Vegetables, Christmas Trees, and all Spring-Seeded Crops and any other crops not required to be reported by previously announced deadlines.

Producers with losses caused by flooding or other natural disasters, are reminded to timely report losses to the local FSA office.

Other upcoming FSA deadlines include:

• Now through August 1, 2018: 2018 Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) & Price Loss Coverage (PLC) annual signup period

• Now through August 1, 2018: Open Nomination Period for the 2018 FSA County Committee Election

• Now through and Aug. 17, 2018: Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Signup Period and 1-year Extensions on contracts expiring Sept. 30, 2018

• Now through Oct. 1, 2018: 2019 Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) Application Closing Date for Annual Fall-Seeded Crops, Perennial Forage and Grazing, Mixed Forage Crops (including spring seeded annual types of missed forage), Rye, Speltz, Triticale, Wheat and Garlic

• May 15 to July 15: Montana Primary Nesting Season

• July 16: 2018 CRP Summer/Fall Grazing Period Begins (with prior written approval)

• July 16: 2018 CRP Managed Harvesting Period Begins (with prior written approval)

For more information, call or visit your local FSA office at 433-2103, ext. 2 in Sidney.


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