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USDA reminds farmers to file crop acreage reports

Agricultural producers in Virginia should make an appointment with their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office to complete crop acreage reports before the applicable deadline after planting is complete.

“Many USDA programs require producers to file an accurate crop acreage report by the applicable deadline in order to receive program benefits,” said Dr. Ronald M. Howell, Jr., State Executive Director in Virginia. “Once planting is complete, call your local FSA office to make an appointment to report your acreage. We also encourage you to take care of any other FSA- related business during your appointment.”

An acreage report documents a crop grown on a farm or ranch, its intended use and location. Filing an accurate and timely acreage report for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage and prevented planted acreage, can prevent the loss of benefits.

How to file

Acreage reporting dates vary by crop and by county. Contact your local FSA office for a list of acreage...

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