SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois farmers and landowners are
reminded by the Illinois Farm Service Agency that the 2013 acreage and crop
reporting deadline is July 15. That also is the deadline for prevented and
failed acreage for crop year 2013.
Acreage reports are required for many FSA programs. For 2013
spring-planted crops, acreage reports must be filed by July 15.
Conservation Reserve Program acres also must be certified
annually, and the July 15 deadline applies to that, as well. Failure to certify
that CRP acreage remains in compliance with the program’s regulations can result
in loss of annual payment. Late filing fees of $46 per farm apply after the
Normally, prevented acreage must be reported within 15 days
of the final planting date for the crop. For 2013, the FSA deadline has been
extended until July 15. Failed corn and soybeans must be reported before
disposition of the crop, but no later than July 15.
Starting with the 2013 crop year, the acreage reporting date
for perennial forage crops — alfalfa, hay and grass waterways for forage — and
fall-seeded small grains was Dec. 15, 2012. A grace period has been approved
through July 15 without the assessment of late fees.
However, there is no-late-fee waiver for crop-year 2014
perennial forage and fall-seeded grains. The deadline is Dec. 15, 2013.