FSA prevented planted reminders

Monday, November 14, 2011

Producers should report prevented planted acreage to their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office when the crop acreage is not planted due to disaster-related conditions.

To be considered timely filed, prevented planted acres should be reported no later than 15 calendar days after the final planting date established by Federal Crop Insurance. The final planting date for wheat and oats is Nov. 30, so the final date to report prevented planted wheat and oats is Dec. 15.

County Committee review and action are required to receive credit in accordance with applicable rules and regulations.

2012 Reconstitutions

Farm reconstitutions can be processed now for the 2012 program year provided proper signatures and supporting data are obtained. The method and priority order for farm division with bases is as follows:

Estate: Used when a will or written agreement by heirs state the distribution of base acres.

Landowner Designation: Used when land is sold/transferred with a written agreement by the buyer/transferee or seller agreeing to the distribution of bases acres. The seller/transferor must have owned the land at least three years unless the County Committee waives the requirement.

Default: Used when the estate and landowner designation method does not apply. This method distributes bases to the new farms at the tract level as they exist on the parent farm before reconstitution.

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