Steve Maurer, the Ohio Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, announced that FSA and the Risk Management Agency (RMA) have established common acreage reporting dates for producers participating in FSA and RMA programs.
“For Ohio producers, this means the number of acreage reporting dates will decrease from five to four,” Maurer said.
Beginning in 2012, burley tobacco, spring cabbage (planted 3/15-5/31), corn, grain sorghum, hybrid corn seed, spring oats, popcorn, potatoes, soybeans, sugar beets, tomatoes, and all other crops not listed elsewhere will have a July 15 acreage reporting date. Summer cabbage (planted 6/01-7/20) will have an August 15 acreage reporting date.
Beginning in 2013, January 15 will be the acreage reporting date for apples and grapes. December 15 will be the acreage reporting date for fall barley, fall wheat, and any other fall-seeded small grains.
“These common dates between FSA and RMA will reduce some of the reporting burden on producers and allow USDA agencies to share similar data. … Continue reading Read More »