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The Dewey, Meade, Perkins & Ziebach County FSA offices would like to keep you informed of the following items important to USDA programs.  If you have any questions please contact the Dewey County office at 865-3522 ext. 2, Meade County at 347-4952 ext. 2, Perkins at 244-5222 ext. 2 or Ziebach County at 365-5179 ext. 2.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

NOTICE OF LOSS:  REPORT LOSS WITHIN 15 DAYS OF OCCURRENCE ALL CROPS AND GRASSES

NOVEMBER 15: FALL SEEDED AND PERENNIAL CROPS ACREAGE REPORTING DEADLINE

NOVEMBER 15: LAST DATE TO FILE A LATE FILED ACREAGE REPORT FOR THE CROP YEAR 2017

NOVEMBER 23: OFFICE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

JANUARY 30: LAST DAY TO FILE CCC 853 LIVESTOCK FORAGE APPLICATION WITH SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

Livestock Forage Losses

Producers are eligible to apply for 2017 Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) benefits on small grain, native pasture, improved pasture, annual ryegrass, mixed forage and forage sorghum.

LFP provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who suffer grazing losses for covered livestock due to drought on privately owned or cash leased land or fire on federally managed land.

County committees can only accept LFP applications after notification is received by the National Office of qualifying drought or if a federal agency prohibits producers from grazing normal permitted livestock on federally managed lands due to qualifying fire.

November 15, 2017 is the last date to file a late filed acreage report for the crop year 2017, so if you have not filed an acreage report and wish to apply for the LFP program you must file your acreage report by the November 15, 2017 date in order to be eligible.

Eligible Livestock producers must complete a CCC-853 and the required supporting documentation no later than January 30, 2018 for 2017 losses.

Additional Information about LFP, including eligible livestock and fire criteria, is available at your local FSA office or online at: www.fsa.usda.gov.

Fall Acreage Reporting November 15 Deadline

In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit your FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline.

The following acreage reporting dates are applicable:

November 15, 2017

Alfalfa, Grass, and all fall seeded crops such as

Winter Wheat, Rye and Etc.

The following exceptions apply to acreage reporting dates:

• If the crop has not been planted by the applicable acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 15 calendar days after planting is completed.

• If a producer acquires additional acreage after the applicable acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 30 calendars days after purchase or acquiring the lease. Appropriate documentation must be provided to the county office.

• If a perennial forage crop is reported with the intended use of “cover only,” “green manure,” “left standing,” or “seed,” then the acreage must be reported by July 15th. Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) policy holders should note that the acreage reporting date for NAP covered crops is the earlier of the applicable dates or 15 calendar days before grazing or harvesting of the crop begins. 

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