County acreage reports due to FSA

By Chris Swick
July 03, 2015

If you planted spring seeding crops like corn or sunflowers, the Farm Service Agency wants you to know that the deadline for turning in your complete acreage report is July 15.

“Most FSA programs do require a complete or full acreage report,” McPherson County FSA Agent Michael Westerman said. “This is used for a number of the programs that people participate in, including livestock disaster assistance type programs.”

Westerman adds, when you have your appointment for the acreage reporting, they can also get you signed up for either the Average Crop Revenue and the Price Loss Coverage programs.

“Most operators and owners, you did prepare for this program back in January, February and March by making some decisions regarding which program you were going to go into and also whether to update yields or bases,” Westerman said. “And that was prepping for enrollment into the program.”

Westerman says the new programs were established under the 2014 Farm Bill. He says more than 1.76 million farmers elected to take part in either ARC or PLC last year.