USDA reminds producers of acreage reporting date

COLUMBUS – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Ohio Farm Service Agency reminds agricultural producers
that July 15 is the deadline to file an acreage report for spring seeded crops. This includes reporting
all burley tobacco, cabbage, corn, grain sorghum, hybrid corn seed, spring oats, popcorn, potatoes,
soybeans, sugar beets, tomatoes and all other crops.
Planted acres must be reported to FSA by July 15. The 2014 Farm Bill requires producers to submit annual
acreage reports on all cropland.
"Although some federal farm program enrollments have not yet started, timely acreage reports for all
crops and land uses, including prevented and failed acreage that producers submit to their local FSA
office, are important to ensure program eligibility," said Steven Maurer, state executive director.

Acreage reports to FSA are considered timely filed when completed by the applicable final crop reporting
deadline, which may vary from state to state. Although July 15 is the most common deadline to report
acreage for spring seeded crops, this date may be different in locations with climates that are warmer
or cooler than average.
Producers should contact their county FSA office if they are uncertain about acreage reporting deadlines.
For questions, producers should contact their county FSA office.