Nevada State USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Clint Koble says growers now have until Jan. 15, 2014, to report crops that have a Nov. 15, 2013 or Dec. 15, 2013 reporting deadline without paying a late-file fee.
Crops included in the deadline waiver include wheat and native and improved grasses intended for grazing or haying.
RMA did not grant a waiver so producers need to consult their crop insurance agent for deadlines for insured crops.
"In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the local county FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline," urges Koble.
The following acreage reporting dates are applicable for all Nevada counties:
•Dec. 15: Fall forage seeding, perennial forage and fall-seeded small grains
•June 15: Spring barley, spring forage seeding, onions and spring wheat.
•July 15: Spring alfalfa seed and all other crops.
The following exceptions apply to the above reporting dates:
•If the crop has not been planted by the above acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 15 days after completion of planting.
•If a producer acquires additional acreage after the above acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 30 days after purchase or acquiring the lease.
•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 15.
Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program policy holders should note that the acreage reporting date for NAP crops is the earlier of the dates listed above or 15 days before grazing or harvesting of the crop begins, notes Koble.
Producers can purchase NAP and RMA coverage for 2014 annual forage crops. NAP coverage will not be available for 2015 annual forage crops.