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Report prevented planting, failed acres

Producers are reminded that acres prevented from being planted need to be reported to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) within 15 days of the final planting date.

Ryan Coleman, county executive director of the Custer County Farm Service Agency (FSA), says it is critical to report these acres timely to remain eligible for potential program benefits under the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE).

The final date to timely report prevented planted acres is June 9 for corn and June 25 for soybeans.

Prevented planted acres reported more than 15 days after a crop’s final planting date require a farm visit to inspect the specific acreage.  Latefiled prevented planted claims may be subject to disapproval if the existence of eligible conditions cannot be verified.

Producers must show there was an intent to plant the acreage, and planting was not possible due to a natural disaster condition rather than a management decision.

Acreage that was planted, but later failed as the result of a weather event, must be reported before disposition of the crop.  Farmers and landowners should contact their FSA office for additional information on reporting prevented planting and failed acres.

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