FSA extends prevented plant crop reporting deadline to July 15

The United States  Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is extending the prevented plant crop-reporting deadline for Indiana producers affected by spring flooding and excessive moisture.

Producers without crop insurance or NAP coverage in Indiana now have until July 15 to report acres they intended to plant this spring but could not due to weather conditions. The new deadline coincides with the July 15 FSA crop acreage reporting deadline that is already in place.

Normally, the prevented plant-reporting deadline is 15 calendar days after the final planting date for a crop as established by FSA and the Risk Management Agency (RMA). The prevented plant reporting deadline extension to July 15 only applies to FSA and does not change any RMA crop insurance reporting deadline requirements.

However, the extension does not apply to crops covered by FSA’s Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). Producers should check with their local FSA office regarding prevented plant provisions for NAP-covered crops.

Producers are encouraged to contact their local FSA office as soon as possible to make an appointment to report prevented plant acres and submit their spring crop acreage report. In Huntington County, the FSA Service Center Office is located at 2040 Riverfork Drive West, Huntington.

For information regarding RMA crop insurance, contact an approved insurance provider. To find a provider, visit rma.usda.gov/information-tools/agent-locator-page.