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The crop reporting date for USDA’s Farm Service Agency has been extended from Monday, July 15, 2019 to Monday, July 22, 2019 for Illinois and several other states due to the detrimental weather conditions this spring.


Acreage reports are required for program eligibility and mandatory for producers who participate in the FSA programs such as the new Price Loss Coverage Program (PLC) and the Agricultural Risk Coverage Program (ARC), Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Market Assist or Commodity Loans (MAL), Loan Deficiency Payments (LDP), Farm Storage Facility Loan Program (FSFL), Non-insured Assistance Program (NAP), Livestock Forage Program (LFP), Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), Market Facilitation Program (MFP), and a few other programs offered by the Farm Service Agency.


The deadline to report spring–seeded crops is July 22, 2019 for Corn, Grain Sorghum, Green Peas, Hybrid Seed Corn, Spring Oats, Popcorn, Processing Beans, Pumpkins, Soybeans, Sweet Corn, Perennial Forage and Hay, and all other spring seeded crops. The acreage reporting deadline for the fall-seeded 2020 (crop year) crops is December 16, 2019 for Fall Wheat, Fall Barley and all other Fall-Seeded Small Grains.


Once the final reporting deadline passes, producers will be charged a late filing fee of $46 per farm in order to file a crop report. Acreage reports may be revised at any time without a late filing charge as long as the revision can be filed before the final reporting date.


After that date, a filing fee of $46 per farm will be assessed and require a field visit to confirm the changes. The Lee County FSA Office has established the following hours for producers to come in and file an acreage report; 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Monday through Friday and is located at 319 South Mason Ave, Amboy, Illinois.