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Upcoming USDA Farm Service Agency Deadlines for Farmers and Ranchers

 

October 31, 2018 | View PDF



Montana agricultural producers are reminded of the following USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) dates and deadlines:

• Nov. 12: All Hay Bales Must be Removed from Managed Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

• Nov. 15: 2019 Acreage Reporting Deadline for Apiculture, Perennial Forage, Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (PRF) including Native Grass, Fall Wheat (Hard Red Winter), and all other Fall-Seeded Small Grains. Please note that this is the final date that FSA can accept late-filed 2018 reports for these crops.

• Nov. 16: Last day of 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP) Signup

• Dec. 1: 2019 Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance (NAP) Application Closing Date for Honey Producers

• Dec. 3: Last Day to Return Voted County Committee Election Ballots to local FSA Offices

• Dec. 3: Application for Payment deadline for the 2017 Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). A notice of loss must be filed with the local FSA office by the later of 30 calendar days of when the loss was apparent to the owner or Dec 3, 2018.

• Dec. 3: 2017 and 2018 Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees & Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) Notice of Loss and Application for Payment Deadline

• Tree Assistance Program: Deadline for 2017 and subsequent years Tree Assistance Program (TAP) Application for Payment and Supporting Documentation is the later Dec. 3, 2018 or within 90 calendar days of the disaster event or the date when the loss was apparent to the producer.

• Jan. 1: Newly elected FSA County Committee Members Take Office

• Jan. 2: 2019 Acreage Reporting Deadline for Honey covered under NAP (or 30 days after placement of colonies.) Please note that this is the final date that FSA can accept late-filed 2018 reports for Honey covered under NAP.

• Jan. 15: Marketing Facilitation Program Signup Deadline for Corn, Cotton, Dairy, Hogs, Sorghum, Soybean, Fresh Sweet Cherries, Shelled Almonds and Wheat Producers.

• Jan. 15: 2019 Acreage Reporting Deadline for Established Stand Alfalfa Seed, Fall Alfalfa Seed and Cherries. Please note that this is the final date that FSA can accept late-filed 2018 reports for these crops.

• Jan. 30: Deadline for 2018 Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) Application for Payment & Supporting Documentation for Flathead, Lincoln & Sanders County Livestock Producers

• Feb. 1: Final Availability Date for Loans and Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP) for 2018 Mohair, Unshorn Pelts (LDP only) and Wool

• March 1: Application for Payment deadline for the 2018 Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). A notice of loss must be filed with the local FSA office by the later of 30 calendar days of when the loss was apparent to the owner or Dec 3, 2018.

• March 15: 2019 Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) Application Closing Date for Spring Crops (except spring seeded, rye, speltz, triticale, wheat and mixed forage)

• March 16: 2019 Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Spring Managed Grazing Period Begins (with prior County Committee written approval)

• April 1: Final availability date for Loans and LDPs for 2018 Barley, Canola, Crambe, Flaxseed, Honey, Oats, Rapeseed, Wheat and Sesame Seed

For more information, call or visit your local FSA office at 406-433-2103, ext. 2 in Sidney.

 

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