Nov. 15 is acreage reporting deadline

Agriculture News | 10/19/2016 |

FSA Scoop

Teri Moss-FSA Director

If you have alfalfa, wheat, other fall seeded small grains, and grass for hay or grazing, these acres must be certified by Nov. 15, 2016 for the 2017 crop year. Failure to report acres timely may result in a late file certification fee. It is your responsibility to ensure these acres have been reported.

In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Perkins County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline.

Exceptions

• If the crop has not been planted by the above acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 15 calendar days after planting is completed.

• If a producer acquires additional acreage after the above acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 30 calendars days after purchase or acquiring the lease. Appropriate documentation must be provided to the county office.

• If a perennial forage crop is reported with the intended use of “cover only,” “green manure,” “left standing,” or “seed,” then the acreage must be reported by July 15.

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) policy holders should note that the acreage reporting date for NAP covered crops is the earlier of the dates listed above or 15 calendar days before grazing or harvesting of the crop begins.

Payments Issued

Check your bank account, because this office is in the process of issuing CRP, ARC-CO and PLC payments. If you do not receive your payment by Nov. 1, please call the office so we can determine why you have not been paid.

ARC-CO payment rates for farms administered in Perkins County are: irrigated corn: $82.60; non-irrigated corn $0.00; soybeans: $69.94; wheat: $4.67.

PLC payment rates for farms administered in Perkins County are: corn: $0.09; sorghum: $0.64; wheat: $0.61; soybeans: $0.00. ALL ARC/PLC payments will be reduced by 6.8 percent for sequestration.

A reminder how payments are calculated: Crops enrolled in ARC-CO producers are paid on the difference between the county guarantee revenue for that crop/crop year and the county actual revenue for the same crop/crop year. The county guarantee revenue equals 86 percent of the previous five-year national market year average (MYA) price, excluding the years with the highest and lowest price (the ARC guarantee price), multiplied by the five-year average county yield, excluding the years with the highest and lowest yield (the ARC county guarantee yield).

The ARC-CO payment rate is the difference between the county guarantee revenue and the actual county crop revenue for the covered commodity. Actual crop revenue is the actual county average yield for that crop for the current year times the national MYA price for that crop year. The ARC-CO farm payment is equal to 85 percent of the base acres of the covered commodity times the ARC-CO payment rate.

For crops enrolled in PLC, the payment rate is the difference between the current year national MYA and the five-year national MYA price. The payment is calculated by taking the PLC payment rate times 85 percent of the base acres times the PLC yield for that commodity on that farm.